Sunday, November 25, 2012

far and away


At our group portrait drawing session, the lovely Brenda sat perfectly still for us. It's my turn to sit for the group next. It's always fun to see 20 paintings of yourself.
10"x10" watercolour painting
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51 comments:

  1. So few lines and expressive brushwork and you have a beautiful portrait!!

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  2. excellent ! hope to see a few of those 20 "nora" portraits!

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  3. Fab portrait...yes,what does each person do with the portrait of class participant....maybe have the option of getting a decent portrait of yourself at a discount I hope>)

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  4. Fun, or frightening? I don't want to know what I really look like, I think.

    Fine portrait! Loved seeing your sketchbook!!! Many, many excellent sketches.

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    1. Thanks Dan, you must mean my sketchbooks on my flikr account. Cheers for the lovely compliment.

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  5. she's lovely, twenty versions would be interesting!

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  6. Muy bueno, me gusta mucho la linea de sus labios. Espero que muestres algún retrato de los que te hagan!

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  7. Es un excelente sketch Nora. Un retrato hecho con maestría.

    Un abrazo

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  8. You make it look so easy! Seeing how different artists paint the same subject is always interesting.

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  9. Una expresión magnifica. Saludos Nora.

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  10. Hola Nora. hermoso y expresivo retrato donde dejas ver tu estilo tan personal. Felicitaciones!!

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  11. Great work Nora. Portraits are always hard. Shame we are not going to see 20 versions of you. That would be extremely interesting.

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  12. A lovely portrait, so full of life. You paint many subjects Nora but I feel this genre is your forte.

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  13. A great Brenda, Nora...your style is so touching....

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  14. Hello Nora:) Do you take some photo's of the paintings of you? Please....:) This portrait of this lady is beautifully done. Is there no subject you have trouble with?

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  15. This is a lovely painting of Brenda. Can't wait to see everyone's sketch of you.

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  16. Mmm, I haven't seen the real Brenda but I'd settle for this one! :)
    Lovely work and expecting to see you soon in different versions.

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  17. I love the dreamy feeling of your art... I'm sure Brenda was thrilled to see your rendition of her.

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  18. this is so nice! i hope you can share some of "your" face next time. it's hard to sit still for a long time!!

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  19. This is great, Nora!! I look forward to the "Nora" paintings... Looks like such a fun day!

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  20. Another wonderful painting, Nora. I really love your style and admire you/your work. :)

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  21. This is so cool Nora.. Love it! I sure hope you will share all the ones people do of you...that would be so interesting!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  22. Lovely style and colors! Would love to see the "Nora" pics too!

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  23. Love the way you did the eyes... especially. She has a sweetness about her.
    Hope you are going to post the ones of you!

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  24. She looks such a warm, sweet lady. The perfect way you have painted her mouth seems to express the whole of her pleasant personality.

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  25. Beautiful portrait,INTENSE AND LOOSE: the wonderful quality of ALL your watercolor way,dear Nora!I'm waiting for 20 Nora portrait!

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  26. Such a lovely painterly portrait! Would love to see the ones done of you !

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  27. This is wonderful! I'll bet the model wanted to take this home! :0)

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  28. I agree with Sandra's comment. This is a great portrait, Nora!

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  29. Outstanding portrait work. I hope we're going to see some of the portraits of Nora so don't forget your camera.

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  30. your portrait is so beautiful!!!!Congratulations!!!!
    You have my admiration-))
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  31. wonderful style - look forward to seeing more!

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  32. Es un retrato hermoso :)
    Feliz comienzo de semana.

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  33. Perhaps you will post some of the portraits of yourself?

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  34. Nora - this is a great portrait...would be fun to see all the different portraits of yourself. Hope you will share. Take care and have a great day.

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  35. The portrait is full of life and movement! Really nice.

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  36. Wonderful portrait! Oh my goodness, I would have no problem sitting for a group, but I don't know if I'd want to see all the paintings of me (fully dressed or not!)

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  37. This is a great portrait Nora, hugs!!

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  38. Du hast aus Farbklecksen ein wundervolles Portrait gezaubert. Sehr schön. Grüsse Dich;-)

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  39. Your style gives such freshness to your portraits!!! Lovely!

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  40. This portrait is how I wish I could paint them. I am very envious of your talent. Looking forward to images of you!

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  41. It would be so fun to 20 different renditions of yourself. What a fun fun thing to do and then see of yourself. Whoa. I absolutely am in love with this idea. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  42. This is really wonderful watercolor paortraiture - and the title is perfect as she truly has a far away look in her eyes.

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  43. Thanks for finally talking about > "far and away" < Liked it!
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  44. Just love your washes and droplets of color.

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  45. Ciao Nora,
    beatiful portrait! The colours and the face so soft are wonderful!
    It is difficult to find other words and comment...I like it very very much!
    Ciao, abbracci, Floriana

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  46. That would be a very interesting experience:) Lovely portrait.

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  47. Tu lui as donné une très belle expression à cette charmante
    Brenda !

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