Monday, May 21, 2012

Happy Victoria Day


Painting this was such a battle! The Queen Victoria statue here in Toronto is actually black. The plan was to make her look like a statue, but all that dark bronze... ugg. So, I made up flesh colours as I went along and, typical of me, I got a little 'colour happy'! 
200
photo courtesy Toronto Star

42 comments:

  1. Es una manera diferente de verlo con tus colores y a mi me gusta mucho.

    Un abrazo

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  2. Queen Victoria never looked better. Love it!

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  3. Hello Nora:) Love the colors and the expression on her face. A real queen:) Beautiful!

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  4. Beautiful! I really love the colors =)

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  5. I have no idea what the statue look like, but I like the journey you took,how it pushed you out of your comfort zone. Well done. =)

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  6. Wow! Nora..how unique!! and a success!! I love it.!

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  7. Oh my goodness! I think it's wonderful that you decided to add colour! It is brilliant and I'm sure she would prefer your colourful version :0))

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  8. Nora eres estupenda y atrevida,olvidandote del color brunce,
    gran estilo el tuyo.Sigue asi con tu estilo,saludos Manuel

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  9. Me gusta particularmente el uso que das al color azul. Consigues un efecto muy estético.

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  10. Es ist fantastisch Nora, vor allen die blauen Augen... sehr ausdrucksstark. Geniale Maltechnik.
    Grüsse Dich
    janina

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  11. CIAO Nora. Queen was just waiting for you for a new look so alive! SEI TROPPO FORTE!

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  12. And you've improved it no end.

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  13. love your use of color, so fresh.

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  14. Nora your work is magical. I look forward to following you.

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  15. Hi Nora!
    Lovely art!
    Thanks for following my blog!
    I will add you as well;-)

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  16. This is so good! Color is never been a bad thing, I color peacocks purple and trees turquoise and they look good! Thank you so much for following my blog, I am happily following yours and looking forward to more awesome art, I am also following you on Pinterest. Have a wonderful day.

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  17. Très jolie aquarelle... Pas évident de peindre une statue... finalement une manière particulière de lui donner une vie... aux mille couleurs.
    gros bisous

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  18. Queen Victoria got your signature look, you made her come alive :-)

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  19. The Queen Victoria statue look like happier now! :) well done Nora!

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  20. Love it! You've made a statue come alive in so many ways!

    Congratulations on 200 !!!

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  21. Nice that you brought the statue to life!!!

    I love the coffee sketches below. When I do people in cafes or stores I ofen do the top of one person and the bottom of another. They are usually facing in the same direction, and if one moves it is fairly easy to complete the sketch using parts from someone else. lol Great job on these pieces!

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  22. WoW !! Even before I saw the name I knew who this was .Well done!!

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  23. Ciao Nora,
    Beatiful paint! The queen is really a hard queen and your colours gives her more autorithy and force!
    The expression of the face is very "maestosa" and the eyes is like ice...I said a really queen!
    Ciao, con affetto, Floriana

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  24. Hola Nora. Estupendo colorido y muy buen trabajo. Un abrazo!

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  25. Your art is amazing! I especially love the portraits. You're a star . . . a bright and shining star.
    Your newest follower, Connie . . .
    Please accept my warm and humble (very humble) invitation to visiting and hopefully to follow me, too.

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  26. I'm delighted to have found your site. Your work is refreshing and pleasing to these eyes.

    I hope you remain an inspired artist.

    Daniel

    Explore. Dream. Discover.
    http://daniels-view.blogspot.com/

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  27. Hola Nora, has been really fabulous. Hugs.

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  28. She looks so alive and natural.
    I´ve been having a look around, delightful work. Awesome people drawings (I was fascinated by the single line ones) and lovely use of colour. I also like your tags, very informative, the info completes each piece.

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  29. the colors are wonderful in this, so glad you did it your way.

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  30. Waw, Nora Amazing picture!!!your colours are so bright , I really love your ART !!!Fantastic!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  31. Your have brought her to life, Nora! I love your joyous use of color!

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  32. dall'Italia una felice giornata a Te...ciao

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  33. Oh your art is amazing, I love what you do it's beautiful.
    hugs
    Chris x

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  34. Nice watercolors throughout! I've always wanted to experiment more with the medium. :) Thanks also for stopping by my blog recently too!

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  35. I grew up with a QV statue so this brought back lots of memories. Same face, same expression. You did a fabulous job,

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  36. My apologies for not visiting for a while. OMG Queen Victoria is amazing?

    Neena

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