Friday, April 13, 2012

lucky friday



Today I decided to take on the challenge of working from a photograph.  My three goals were, to add an interesting light source, give the background depth and have fun painting plaid. 
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33 comments:

  1. You did a great job with this one :) great light.
    Have a great Weekend!

    Eva

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  2. This is Nora style excellence!!

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  3. I love the plaid, have a great weekend and happy painting.

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  4. I like your plaid shirt better than Lucky's.

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  5. Gorgeous, gorgeous piece!!!

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  6. Your watercolor technique and handling is absolutely exquisite!!
    I am your newest blog follower, too! :)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  7. Hi Helen,
    Your technique is very original and beatiful, i love it!
    The colours are very nice.. see you :)

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  8. You definitely succeeded in your 3 goals. I'm very impressed with the plaid shirt. Well done!!!

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  9. Fascinating painting. I could look at that a long time, I think.

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  10. Wow awesome job! Beautiful movement and color!!
    Happy ppf!

    Hugs Giggles

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  11. Utterly fabulous painting, Annette x

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  12. This is really beautifully painted, Nora!! You did a great job with his shirt!!

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  13. I like comparing photo to painting and seeing his eyes moving around. Love the way the paint runs...bet he loved this portrait of himself.

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  14. Love this painting! Love your style!

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  15. I think you achieved all the three goal you wanted out of this piece, just awesome!

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  16. Nora, this is fabulous! A real wow piece. Have I mentioned that I just love your style of painting?

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  17. Lovely portrait made with great application of pigment.

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  18. I'd say you've accomplished your three goals, Nora. I love the lighting in particular and how the colors wash into one another. Beautiful work. xoxo

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  19. Hello Nora:) You made a lovely painting! Have a nice weekend!

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  20. You captured him and made him softer. I love the extra lighting, especially in the chair cushion.
    Catherine Denton

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  21. You accomplished your goals with flare and energy - and you captured a wonderful likeness!

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  22. Great piece...you will be giving Charles a run for his money any day now!

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  23. OOOOOOh ~ this excellent ~ love the design, composition and colors ~ Wonderful! ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  24. Nora, what a great painting! I'm glad you had fun painting the plaid - it's always terrifying till you actually get into it, then it's mesmerizing! You really did this gentleman justice, and added some liveliness to the photo, too :)

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  25. The watercolor is more joyful than the photo, there more emotions in it. Great job !

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  26. Came back to have a second look as it stayed in my mind. This is seriously a very fine painting on so many levels. You must be proud of your wonderful ability. You are so giving to all of us with your perceptive and kind comments too. Do you ever sleep?

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  27. This is awesome Nora... love the plaid especially and you did achieve all of your goals I think... great stuff... I love your strong style...xx

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  28. Beautiful water colour painting- so expressive! Happy PPF!

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  29. wonderfully alive painting. i think you really succeeded in your goals!

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  30. I like so much to see how you manage color and wet of the paper. I think the result is great, he looks 10 years younger!

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  31. Looks like you achieved all 3 goals Nora:)

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  32. Wonderful colors! The lighting is awesome, goals archived!

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  33. Wonderful, awesome portrait!

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