Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thoughtful - sold

'Thoughtful' sold
7" x 10" watercolor on paper
 

The thing that really struck me with this girl is her hand tucked under her chin. Such a sweet and contemplative gesture.
 
I also really liked punching up some of the colors in her skin tones. I wonder what she's thinking. Don't you?
 
And a very big thank you goes out to Steve Evans for use of his reference photo. I don't think I'll be traveling to Africa any time soon and I am so thankful that he's willing to share his photos. :)
 
Huzzah!
 

16 comments:

  1. Very captivating portrait, Crystal.
    I like the punched up colour, too :)

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  2. Fantastic painting! happy weekend !!

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  3. Wow! Beautiful portrait, Crystal! Perfect skin tones and love her expression! ...

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  4. Amazing!!! Her expression is so deep - it really draws me in. And her deep, brown eye, glinting in the light - really beautiful :0)

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  5. Such sweetness-love it Crystal

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  6. Wow! Really beautiful Crystal. You're such a great painter. This portrait has mood and heart. It's personal yet maintains a universal appeal. Beautiful rendering.

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  7. Finally I got it, you aren't just an artist, you are a magician :)
    Absolutely gorgeous!!!
    Warm regards.

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  8. Beautiful portrait - such gorgeous, rich colors!

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  9. You do such an incredible job with skin tones, you are the queen of luminous :-)

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  10. You capture the glow of skin, like no one else!! I wish I could get in your brain for a few days and learn all your tricks:)) Another amazing painting!!!

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  11. Hello Crystal:) Only 9 comments so far? I expected 30+ ! This is such a beautiful painting. So wonderful done! No surprise it's sold. I love her lips. Exact the lips of a negro women. Great art!

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  12. Wonderful expression in this one. Well done and have a great weekend.

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  13. You've done it again ... the pose, the glow of the skin. Wonderful work, Crystal.

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  14. What a wonderful expression and pose and, as always, you've really nailed it. Excellent work.

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  15. So beautiful! As you know, this kind of pose is just my cup of tea :)

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  16. ..brilliant crystal..so pensive ..the red and blue work beautifully

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