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Alan Dixon

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on: May 21, 2012, 10:44:52 PM
This is my 2nd try at portraiture. I think it is a better likeness of my two youngest grandchildren than was my first attempt.


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Reply #1 on: May 21, 2012, 11:30:01 PM
Well Alan cute kids. I don't know much about portrait painting. But
I give you a  O0 though. Good job.
Nina  :flowers:
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Reply #2 on: May 21, 2012, 11:39:08 PM
Alan, you sure captured the facial expressions very well and I love the warm embrace.

I'll let Nolan be your guide, but you're doing well!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012, 04:53:03 AM
I like your grandchildren's  togetherness and their expressions Alan. I know how hard it is to get a portrait likeness and i fought my way through the portrait course and painted my grandchildren too. I still haven't got them right but I can say keep on painting these. The more you do the better you get especially if you follow Nolan's advice.


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Reply #4 on: May 23, 2012, 04:17:04 PM
Alan, I also agree with the expressions being very nice, keep up with your portrait painting. I painted a portrait of my Granddaughter that looks nothing like her, but really enjoyed the portrait painting class anyway.


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Reply #5 on: May 29, 2012, 04:29:58 AM
Your shadings are coming along nicely Alan  :clap: What you want to work on now is getting more contrast into the faces. Look carefully at the faces to find those dark areas as they add extra depth into the face


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