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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Portretten... Portraits...


Ik heb niet veel geschilderd de afgelopen week want ik was flink verkouden, niet te geloven! In juli! Nou ja, de zomer is eindelijk aangebroken hier, dus het zal snel beter worden!
Ik dacht ik laat wat portretten zien die ik een tijdje geleden heb gemaakt. Hopelijk vind je ze leuk!

I did not paint much the past week because I had a terrible cold, can you believe it? In July! Well, summer has finally arrived here, so things will get better soon!
I thought I'd show you some portraits I did some time ago, hope you like them!



Ik heb ook een kleurenversie van Cate gedaan. Zie hier.
I also did a colour version of Cate. Look here.

39 comments:

Laura Moore said...

Hope you are all better now Judy. Great portraits. Loose and free but still extremely recognisable I'm sure. Take care. Laura x

Cora said...

Deze portretten zijn erg mooi. Beterschap.

Ann Buckner said...

Judy, love the portraits. Beautifully worked. Hope you are feeling much, much better.

Sadami said...

Dear Judy,
Are you ok? Please take care. I love the first one more.
Kind regards, Sadami

art by Renske said...

Schitterend Judy. Ze lijken erg goed.
Beterschap en rustig aandoen. ;)

Maria's Watercolor said...

Ooh these are wonderful!! Feel better.

Vicki Holdwick said...

These are fantastic! I especially like the first one.

xoxo

Anns Art said...

Wow!, you're brilliant at portraits. Sorry you had a cold, summer colds always seem the worst - hope you are feeling much better by now (:

Katherine Thomas said...

You do such a beautiful job shaping the contours of the faces and capturing their expressions! Even with a cold! I hope you feel better.

Maga Fabler said...

I love the delicacy of your work what is especially wonderful in portraits . Get well soon, Judy.

Sandra said...

These are absolutely beautiful! So sensitively done - I LOVE them!
And summer has also arrived here too - Yay! About time! But sometimes I think that such a sudden change in temperature can cause us to get a cold. Fingers crossed, I haven't had one in a long time. Hope you feel better soon :0)

KonstantinaP said...

Hello Judy. Your work is absolutely beautiful!!!
Warm regards.

Judy said...

Thank you Laura! They are both celebs from my tv guide. Great reference for portrait practise!

Dankjewel Cora, ik ben aan de beterende hand!

Hi Ann! Thank you for your visit!

Thanks Sadami! Older men are much harder in my opinion, but I am happy you like him!

Dankjewel Renske, gelukkig is er MM! :)

Thank you Maria!

Thank you Vicki!

Thank you Ann! I like to do portraits, and I like the practise. Getting better, thank goodness for the better weather!

Thank you so much for your comment, Katherine!

Thank you so much, Maga!

Thanks Sandra! I had not had a cold for ages, and I am sure the weather had something to do with it. Let's hope summer will last a while!

Hello Konstantina, thank you for your comment, and welcome to my blog! Your work is fabulous!

cathyswatercolors said...

stunning portraits i like the use of color

Sharon Whitley said...

wonderful - what colour did you use for them, they look great!

Studio at the Farm said...

Judy, I hope you are finally over your cold. I recognized Rutger Hauer right away; what a wonderful and perfect likeness You have done such a superb job with the portraits!!!!

Judy said...

Thank you Cathy!

Sharon, the first portrait is done in Payne's Gray, and the second one in Neutral Tint (because that happened to be on my palette). Both are Rembrandt paints, but I guess another brand is similar.
It is not my original idea, it comes from David Lobenberg, who also wrote a book about portraiture in Payne's Gray.
Take a look here: http://davidlobenberg.blogspot.com/

Thank you, Kathryn! Yes it's Rutger Hauer. He has such a wonderful 'weathered' face! I wish we women could be called beautiful with that many wrinkles and lines. :)

Tina Moriano said...

Espero que estés restablecida. Los retratos son fantásticos, me gusta especialmente el primero de ellos.

Rita Vaselli said...

What a wonderful portraits!
They seem to come out on paper like magic!
Judy, you are Magic Watercolorist !!!

Ingrid Ormestad said...

Love your portraits, Judy, beautiful! I do hope you are feeling much better. We had sunshine in Scotland today after lots of rain! Tc ~X~

hmuxo said...

These portraits are amazing, Judy!! You do such wonderful work with watercolors!!!

John (JWJarts) said...

These loose monochrome portraits are very skillful Judy. Superb work.

Tito said...

Hi Judy, these portrait are absolutely beautiful! I like both. Hope you feel much better now! Ciao!

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

I hope you are OK now. Sorry you are ill in the middle of the summer, but maybe it was a sign to slow down and think about yourself.
This man. I will think of him as Rutger Hauer in my favorite "Bladerunner"

Judy said...

Tina, Rita, Ingrid, Hilda, John, Tito, Irina, I am glad you like them. The first one is an older one and was my first attempt at these monochrome portraits.

Conchi Otín said...

Wonderful portraits! I hope you get well soon. Hugs.

John Simlett said...

I just love these, Judy. They look so 'natural' You haven't 'overworked' them which seems allow the characters to do the talking and not the painter ...if you see what I mean.

Brilliant!

Catharina Engberg said...

Hope you get well soon Judy. What a lovely lady! You are great in watercolour portraits. That is something that I really need to practise on. I am more used to drawing only (as I started up with that as young). Take care and get well!

Annet said...

Geweldig! heel mooi in één kleur.
Groetjes, Annet

Celeste Bergin said...

lovely work...that top one has incredible expression. I like the black and white.

Blaga said...

They are beautiful works, Judy! I especially like the first for the eyes and the expression. Hope you feel better now

Judy said...

Thank you Conchi!

Thank you John! They are not too simple then?

Thank you Catharina! I do not draw very much, I like to 'draw' with paint. But I am also practising, I like to do a lot more.

Dankjewel Annet! Dit is erg leuk om te doen, moet ik zeggen!

Hello Celeste, thank you!

Thank you Blaga! The first one was difficult to do, he has lots of characteristics like his mouth and eyes, that you have to get right to make it look like him.

Eva de dueñas said...

Excellent works . These portrait are very goods. The expressions are very dificult, I think. You botain easily. Congratulations

Judy said...

Thank you Eva!

HELENA said...

Really nice portraits! Hope you're feeling better again:)

JANE MINTER said...

top one is super judy .

Judy said...

Thank you Helena and Jane!

Gina Brown said...

Wow, these are awesome! I stumbled upon your blog and was looking at your beautiful work and stopped cold at these portraits. The top one reminds me of a lost loved one. Superb.

Danielle v/d Horst said...

Dank je wel voor je antwoord het is moeilijk maar de moeite waard en ik vind dat je het prachtig heb gedaan heel transparant groetjes Danielle