Thursday, 23 October 2008

Second stage - Work In Progress

i've had a busy few days....lots of distractions but important ones so i didn't mind being kept away from the studio. i did get more done on the painting this morning. i haven't fussed too much over the ear as i'm debating whether or not to place a flower there. what do you think? i'm thinking a lily or hibiscus flower. apart from that, i just have to add some inspirational words that i already have in mind and i'll be able to call it finished.
untitled - work in progress - acrylics
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18 comments:

  1. She is just gorgeous, Serena!!
    Love the use of purple!!! Gives it such a modern edge!

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  2. It's looking fabulous Serena . . . a flower might be a nice touch too, a focal point perhaps?

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  3. No flower, just add words and it's done. So beautiful...Ro

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  4. With or without the flower--I think it is beautiful! Is she the kind of girl who'd wear a flower? Or are you thinking of adding it for another punch of color? It will be gorgeous either way.

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  5. This is s beautiful and the smoothness of her skin is incredible and the way you did her hair. I think a flower would be beautiful but even without one it's great.

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  6. Serena, it is beautiful! And I think a flower would be the perfect final touch- great idea. Damnm, girl, you are good!!!!

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  7. A hibiscus would be lovely. Fine work!

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  8. I think a lily would look nice, actually any big petal type flower would go well. :) but not too big that its distracting

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  9. Serena, you will continue to awe and dazzle me with your art. This painting is beautiful; Michelle is a gorgeous muse, the way you apply the colors are so skilled and superb. (happy sigh). I wish you many free times to work on your art. I cannot wait to see more progress on this painting. :)

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  10. I think a flower would be perfect! ....a hibiscus.

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  11. It made my morning to wake up to all your wonderful compliments. Thanks so much!

    It looks like a flower will win out and I'm thinking a hibiscus. I actually have different pic of Shell wearing a red hibiscus which I think would be perfect to get that punch of colour Rita mentioned. I keep seeing a splash of red when I look at the painting so I'm going to listen to that inner voice. Thanks so much for your great advice. I love to get my bloggy friends involved in the process. :)

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  12. Serena for some who says they can't do people well, WELL this painting is absolutley beautiful and I too agree a flower would look stunning in her hair. I see whaere she gets her beauty from Mom:):) its just fabulous I love it...

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  13. She's beautiful just as she is. I love her.

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  14. Thanks so much, Dianne! I am not confident painting people at all and I think this is the first portrait of a person that I've actually done. I must admit that I am pleased with how it's progressing. :)

    Thanks, Janet! The flower won out and is done so now all I have to work on is the inspirational words and then I'll post a pic. :)

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  15. absolutely gorgeous.

    Becky
    www.pooka-art.com

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  16. Hi Mum,

    I just thought I'd comment and say that I really love how the painting is coming along! I really just cannot wait for it to be finished to see what it's going to look like! I know it'll look fantastic, even though it already looks fantastic!

    Love Brad!
    xoxox

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  17. Thanks, Brad...that's one fine compliment ~ :)

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