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Very pretty :)
Glad you like it, Catharina
Not too bad for a beginner! It should do very well as a print; the painting is elegant as is all your work.
Thanks Linda. Eventually I will paint Artistically and not just pretty pictures. In the meanwhile I continue to learn the basics. I love the fractured technique of Julie Ford Oliver ... one day i shall try it!!
Be you. Try techniques, but make them your own. Do you ever just throw paint on the canvas and see where that leads? Try it. You'll love it.
Being me is being controlled ... when I'm in control of the basics, I'll move on ... meanwhile the apprenticeship continues.
A beautiful painting , radiating joy, how could it be a young woman with her precious traditional dress ... I like motion of the flowers on the dress and the color that you put to the background, gives balance to the composition.You're doing great, even considering how fast drying acrylic.I wish Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.
Thank you Rita and the Seasons Best Wishes to you and yours
Portraits are so difficult. Looks like you're making great progress!!
Good to see you're getting time off from the publishing of your books
What a stunning piece, John! I am amazed! Really beautiful and one of the few pieces of Asian art that I adore!
Thanks sherry, you are always so kind to this poor novice
I agree with, Linda - very elegant indeed. Merry Christmas to you and y our family, John, and best wishes for a fantastic New Year!
Thank you Susan - praise from you is praise indeed. I love your Father Christmas riding in a giraffe!
lovely! Keep up the great work!
Exquisite kimono, John, and so beautifully done! I wish you and your family a warm and wonderful Christmas. And you ... all the best for the New Year, and a lot more wonderful portraits!!!Kathryn
Thank you, Kathryn. And the very best wishes to you and yours my dear friend
She is gorgeous, John. Elegant with lovely detail. You should follow in Sargent's footsteps. You certainly have the eye! Merry, merry! Have lots of fun. I bet your wit shines extra bright at this time of year.
Wonderful work, John! All the best wishes for Christmas and the New Year!
Really kind of you to say so, Judy. Best Wishes to you and yours