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Gita

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on: March 15, 2019, 12:27:20 PM
I have started to paint the portrait of a young lady wearing an indian Saree and holding a Tambura. I made a photo collage (photo App)and placed her on a pompous ancient throne to suit the ambience. The face is from another close up photo. The small spots are written numbers for the colours.
This young lady is a perfectionist and I hope to fulfill her expectations.
The canvas is big approx. 160 x 60.
I request your critical opinion and suggestions to make this a good painting. Love to hear your thoughts to this.



« Last Edit: March 17, 2019, 11:58:31 AM by Gita »
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Reply #1 on: March 15, 2019, 01:10:28 PM
Wow, that’s a big canvas. It looks great so far and I have no doubt you will meet or even exceed her expectations. I’m excited to see this one come together.
EmmaLee


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Reply #2 on: March 15, 2019, 04:24:24 PM
Gita,

This is going to be stunning if it ends up as good as it is starting.

aloha

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Gita

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Reply #3 on: March 15, 2019, 09:15:41 PM
Thank you Emma Lee, Thank you Mea! The contours of the face has to be adjusted still. I think I spent quite some time to get the similarity, which is not 100% at present. The rest of the painting will be hopefully less tedious.
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Reply #4 on: March 16, 2019, 11:51:20 PM
Wonderful so far, excited to see the finished product!

Charles


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Reply #5 on: March 17, 2019, 11:48:50 AM
Thanks Charles, I am looking forward to meet the challenges of painting the Saree folds and the golden designs. Not sure if I should use paint with gold in it.
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Reply #6 on: March 17, 2019, 12:05:35 PM
This young lady had not given me the permission yet to present the information that she is related to me.. 🤫 🤐. But now I can! 😃 She is my only child and daughter.👶🏻 She really does not like to wear a Saree. The photo was made specially for this purpose.
So painting a face which I know the best is not at all easy... 🤷🏻‍♀️.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2019, 12:09:22 PM by Gita »
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Reply #7 on: March 17, 2019, 05:43:59 PM
Gita this will be fantastic painting :)
Maria


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Reply #8 on: March 18, 2019, 02:36:12 PM
Really nice job on the facial features, and I can certainly see the resemblence to you avatar.  Nice work!

Good luck with the gold and folds, I have a lot of fun painting folds, but never as much as what I am sure you will.  There is a lot there.

My only work on gold was for gold foil on a champagne bottle.  There I used yellow ochre as the base,raw umber to darken, and white and cad yellow to lighten as I recall.  I am sure there must be a better way, but I liked how mine turned out. You will get it right for sure.

This will be exceptional when you are done.

Charles


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Reply #9 on: March 18, 2019, 04:53:29 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Gita, as per usual, you are doing a wonderful job and I admire your work.   Patricia
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Reply #10 on: March 18, 2019, 09:32:36 PM
Beautiful so far.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

You can darken the neck another shade to make the face stand out further O0


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Reply #11 on: March 20, 2019, 08:12:00 PM
Thank you Aniz!
Charles, your experience of colour mixing is really a great help.
Thank you Patricia!
And Nolan I did darken the neck and the face has lighted up. Thank you for suggesting.
Will post after doing some more work on this.
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Reply #12 on: April 03, 2019, 03:36:18 PM
 :clap: :clap: Whow! Stunning so far. This is going to be a real winner!


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Reply #13 on: April 04, 2019, 05:04:31 PM
Oh Gita - your daughter is beautiful! And your painting is off to a terrific start. Keep posting for us to see!
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #14 on: April 06, 2019, 08:05:44 PM
Thanks Sharon, will do. I am bit slow at present due to other important life issues.
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