Friday, October 21, 2011

Let's play!

I like her playful and questioning expression, but it took quite a number of attempts to reproduce it. I decided to paint this in one color inspired by the magnificent mono-color portraits on David Lobenberg's blog. Of course, I have a long way to go, to get even close to his results. I am too scared to leave hard edges, and while trying to soften them, I manage to create too much mud. As he says, one needs to gain lots of experience...

9 comments:

Judy said...

Oh this is so gorgeous! Her eyes are perfect! All the portraits you did, you are gaining lots of experience!!

Michael Bailey said...

I think you are becoming a portrait expert, Blaga. You have a great talent and this painting shows that! As Judy says, Gorgeous!

Jane said...

This is so good Blaga, I just love the expression on that little face!! And I agree with Michael, you definitely have a great talent and portraits seem to come so easy! Big hug.

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Blaga said...

Thank you, Judy, Michael, Jane! It is so nice to read this positive feedback from you guys! You are way too kind, though. I know the mistakes I make, and you haven't seen all my failed attempts too ;)

Thank you for visiting Teuvo! I saw some very beautiful photographs on your blog. Will definitely check it again.

Lydie said...

Très expressif ce petit garçon! continues de jouer , Blagga, tes portraits sont de plus en plus beaux. Bon week end ;)

Gordon said...

Like Micheal said, you're quickly becoming a portrait
expert... excellent painting, the joyous "i want to play"
expression is right on. :)

Blaga said...

Merci, Lydie!

Thank you, Gordon! Very far from an expert, but I'm learning with every next attempt.

jane minter said...

blaga wonderful expression ..it's a lovely monochrome portrait