Saturday, December 15, 2012

portrait studies



A few 20 minute portrait studies from life drawing session today. 
I've just added cobalt turquoise to my palette, since being influenced by the fantastic watercolourist Shirley Trevena. It's a bit green but I had lots of fun with it.
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33 comments:

  1. Um belo trabalho de rosto. Prefiro o 2º.
    FELIZ NATAL e BOM ANO NOVO para TI.
    M. Emília

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  2. You did those in 20 minutes? Impressive--especially because you really captured the faces well.

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  3. you really are a good fine artist!!Fantastic!!♥..•*¨*★ ☆.love☆¸¸.•♥

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  4. The cobalt turquoise adds such a cool atmosphere to the painting.
    Your viewpoint, choosing the angle with that little lift to the shoulder adds such a dimension to the painting. What a great model, interesting face and the

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  5. Sorry, my ipad keeps sticking up on comments.

    ........ And the ability to add such telling detail to her poses.

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  6. Son preciosos Nora, muy bien realizados, con la dificultad del tiempo y del retrato. El cobalto turquesa es genial.

    Un abrazo

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  7. I am useless at portraits and admire you for yours. They are wonderful.

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  8. Oh I just LOVE Shirley Trevena. She is one of my favorite watercolour Artists! Fabulous work :0)

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  9. Estupendos trabajos Nora. Feliz Navidad.

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  10. You are so great at portraits, they are fabulous! I love the touches of turquoise!

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  11. These are just beautiful, Nora! I like the pops of that turquoise too.

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  12. Very lovely sketches. They got a nice effortless to them.

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  13. In such a short time you've captured the essence of the model in fresh colours and lines!!

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  14. Ik vind het heel knap dat je zo snel een uitdrukking kan neer zetten lieve groetjes Danielle

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  15. Nora, there is such great expression in these - they are superb!

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  16. Really lovely! I find faces difficult - noses especially maybe. These noses are just right! :)

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  17. Wonderful job with this portrait, Nora!!!!

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  18. Nora. muy lindas las dos acuarelas en las cuales se ve la rapidez, soltura y dominio del color. Felicidades!!!

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  19. I continue to be amazed at your style and technique. You are seriously talented and blessed. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us. :)

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  20. You make it look so effortless! I love your style!

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  21. Beautiful character studies. I love that these only took 20 minutes--so free and real. You are so talented!

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  22. Lovely, delicate studies, beautiful, organic lines!

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  23. Son dos retratos muy cuidados en su realización. Te felicito.
    ¡Feliz Navidad y un abrazo!

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  24. Hi Nora,

    Wow I love these portraits! The loose washes of color really accent your sketch beautifully. Impressive.

    -- juana

    Joining everyone for Sunday Sketches.

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  25. Dear Nora - these are so fresh and lovely - great color turquoise. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Lovely fresh portraits and the hint of turquoise is superb!

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  27. Great studies. I love they way they feel sculpted. And just the right amount of color........

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  28. These "sketches" are gorgeous...finished pieces of art in my opinion. I have to say I really admire watercolor artists. The medium requires such boldness and restraint at the same time. Beautiful work, Nora.

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  29. Wonderful studies!!! I love the use of colors in the faces!

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  30. Your portraits are very good, Nora ... I love the naturalness of the line,
    I also liked to visit Shirley is fantastic ..
    Greetings from Barcelona

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