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Reply #15 on: December 09, 2019, 11:06:01 AM
 :clap: :clap:
🖌️ WIN🎨


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Reply #16 on: December 09, 2019, 03:03:22 PM
Looking good Bill. portraits are so hard.
Could I suggest lightening up the far cheek to push it into the background more? In watercolor you can wet the area then mop the color off with a paper towel. Go slowly and don't scrub the surface off!
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nolan

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Reply #17 on: December 09, 2019, 07:02:43 PM
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Bill76434

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Reply #18 on: December 09, 2019, 10:24:56 PM
 :thankyou: Teresa,Win, Brian and Nolan.
Unfortunately my friend was not enthusiastic, correctly stating the  skin and hair colour were not correct.
As you can see the ref photo is very poor quality so I am going to take photos of Dianne (The daughter) and attack it once more.
Once again many thanks to all at Paint Basket.


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Reply #19 on: December 09, 2019, 11:44:08 PM
That is too bad.  You captured her likeness and as far as skin tone and hair color, that can be tweaked.  Good luck with your next attempt. :gl:
Mary Lou

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Reply #20 on: December 10, 2019, 06:52:35 PM
 :crazy2:


Bill76434

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Reply #21 on: December 10, 2019, 09:49:50 PM
Thanks Mary Lou, Hey Nolan the customer is always right   :coffee:


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Reply #22 on: December 11, 2019, 06:31:12 PM
I've been in business long enough to know that isn't true, we just pretend they are >:D


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Reply #23 on: December 12, 2019, 04:01:04 AM
Yap!  :crazy2:

Bill, chin up.  Cannot please everyone, many have unrealistic expectations.  Take your loss and move on.  Not worth pounding on it.  We love your work  :hug:


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Reply #24 on: December 13, 2019, 04:24:14 PM
Unfortunately people see what is in their minds whereas we see what's on the photograph. I've heard the same story from friends who are professional portrait painters.
Chin up, move on.
Brian
Don't draw more in the morning than you can erase in the afternoon (Old Draughtsman's saying)


Bill76434

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Reply #25 on: December 14, 2019, 01:03:54 AM
Thanks for the encouragement Nolan, Annie and Brian.   I've been a photographer for many years  and I know what pleases some doesn't others. I will carry on. :painting:


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Reply #26 on: December 29, 2019, 10:26:40 PM
I am at the finishing stages of a new portrait. I am having problems with the hair colour.
Any help would be really appreciated.  :)


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Reply #27 on: January 01, 2020, 08:09:36 PM
start with a neutral grey, then add small touches of colour too it.

I am seeing touches of yellow oche as the colour accent


Bill76434

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Reply #28 on: January 01, 2020, 09:23:53 PM
Thanks Nolan, I'll give it a go  :painting:


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Reply #29 on: January 02, 2020, 12:15:23 AM
Here we are My FINAL painting. This is from a new photo I took of her.
Thanks everyone for your support. I present it to her Mum tomorrow.


The photo of Dianne and her Mum, Peg who was 101 years old two weeks ago. A remarkable Lady.

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