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Monday, 18 March 2013

More Portraits

I've had a bit of a portrait painting frenzy this weekend....



These are all from photos by Li Newton who lives on San Salvador island in the Bahamas and are of some of the inhabitants there.  I'm one of the judges for a monthly challenge on PaintmyPhoto and the challenge this month is portraits - we've had an overwhelming response and I'm so glad it's given me the push I needed to have a go myself - portraits have always scared me!  Take a look at the site if you haven't already HERE. It's free to join and very friendly and supportive - there are thousands of great photo references to paint from.

16 comments:

  1. Have you painted all this just this weekend? I thought I was fast but this is ridiculous!! Talk about prolific.... well done Sharon, really super work!!

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  2. Don't know why they scared you Sharon as you are a natural with them. these are all superb, is there anything you don't paint we'll - think not. Congrats on your work output too, what an inspiration

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  3. Goodness but these are just wonderfully done!

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  4. Sharon, your portraits are amazing! I can't decide which is my favorite because they are all so great!
    Thanks for adding me to your bloglist! ~ Paula

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  5. You did a great job in capturing the personalities, there's much live in them. Portraits are addictive, aren't they :)

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  6. You are proof that when you are a good artist you can paint anything well. They are wonderful. I visited the site and thank you for sharing the information.

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  7. These portraits look so good together. Can't believe you did them in a weekend. You're a genius.

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  8. Thanks for the lovely comments everyone - I do paint quite quickly and was full of cold all weekend so just decided to stay indoors, chill out and paint all day! Now I'm paying the price with a mountain of undone housework!!

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  9. WOW.... What's your next subject Sharon. And the footballer in the previous post....another WOW.

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  10. Well, your 'frenzy' paid off ... Wonderful portraits each one is fanatastic.
    BJ

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  11. All really impressive portraits, wonderful expressions and values...total fabulosity !

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  12. Beautiful portraits!! :) good job!

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  13. These three portraits are beautifully painted, Sharon!!! AMAZING WORK!!!!

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  14. Wow, these are fantastic! You have a talent for humans as well as animals it would seem!

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