Thursday, September 27, 2012

back to school


Now that September is here, all of the art schools have opened and drawing sessions have started up again, like portrait painting. Yippee!

$140  6"x12" watercolour painting.
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46 comments:

  1. I like the placement of the main figure to the side . Very nice.

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  2. An interesting change from your recent work but what it underlines ia the fact that all of your work is underpinned by very strong technique. A great portrait.

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  3. I would really like to go to some more life classes. They are so valuable! This is a lovely and characterful portrait :0)

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  4. Fantastic portrait. I love the muted colours in the background too

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  5. Beautiful! Love the natural pose and the pinks on the side of his head.

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  6. ¡Es un retrato muy bueno! Saludos.

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  7. Fabulous! Color choice and placement is perfect! Love your style. Jealous that you have access to portrait painting classes. Here in California they are few and far between. Show us some more of your wonderful work!!

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  8. Beautiful portrait painting. I really like your watercolors, they have such freedom about them.
    Best wishes.... Steina

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  9. I envy you, I would love to have some classes, but non available that you can just show up too. This is another loose lovely spontaneous painting of yours. Well done.

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  10. WOW! you do BEAUTIFUL portraits, Nora!! I hope to see more!!!!

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  11. i love portraits-)))
    this is very very beautiful!!!!!
    i am coming soon again-))

    love...Christa-))

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  12. Nora - this is awesome - you are great with portraits - thanks for sharing. Have a good day and enjoy being back in school.

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  13. Really nice portrait Nora! Haven't been blogging for a while but glad to be back. Revamped my blog "i want to be an artist...."! Check it out

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  14. Super painting. This is a wonderful portrait. I also envy your access to portrait painting classes .......... and your obvious talent.

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  15. Great portrait.. Love the treatment of color and how the light is captured.

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  16. Es un retrato fantástico, los colores me gustan mucho y toda la expresividad que le das.

    Un saludo

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  17. Great painting. The use of complementary colours works so well thought the painting.

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  18. Your portraits are amazing. This guy has a very interesting face, and your use of color is terrific.

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  19. Wonderful portrait!
    Love the soft colors and off-center composition.
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  20. Great job on the shading on his face!!! My am portrait group starts up again next Thursday, and luckily for me they changed the meeting day so it doesn't conflict with my plein air group. Can't wait to see more of your portraits.

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  21. Great portrait! The play of light is very good!

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  22. Hi NOra, Fantastic portrait!! I like his expression and the colors..

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  23. Beautiful portrait and painting Nora. Enjoy the weekend. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  24. Wonderful! Love how you balanced the background with the light area on the left- it really supports your focal image!

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  25. This is amazing love the soft colours in his face

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  26. i envy your talent. you capture the essence of people and make it look effortless!

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  27. fantastic and I love that your style is prevalent no matter what the subject matter is...xx

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  28. A fabulous portrait, I love the colours and character you have captured.

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  29. I love the serene look and the nice calm feel of the colors

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  30. Wow Nora, your sister plays a harp with a floral decoration - (picture please?) - is it a pedal or lever harp? Too much I expect to hope it's a Pilgrim Harp as I don't think we have made many for yur part of the world. Thanks for you kind words on my blog; looking at your artwork I'm afraid mine is rather too careful and deliberate - I so admire your ability to create paintings with such life and spotaneity - I'm blown away by these!!

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  31. It shows that you love portrait painting ~ Excellent work ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  32. You are one of my artistic heroes. I hope to be able to paint a portrait with so much spontaneity some day.

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  33. Watercolour is the hardest medium,but you make it look easy!!

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  34. This is such a good portrait. Love it.

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  35. Stunning, and strong piece! You are so amazing with watercolor! Love your work!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  36. I like the composition and sense of depth. I also like it's spontaneity.

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  37. Dear Nora: I admire this amazing portrait,a with a so special touch!A strong feeling tied to the psychology of the character and the softness of the background ...I love it!

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  38. I love that little mysterious smile on his face :)

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  39. Great portrait with lovely colours!

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