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Saturday, 21 June 2014

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Ik was zo voorzichtig met dit portret (zie hier), maar ik vond dat er iets aan ontbrak. Dus ik heb het Palestijnse meisje een achtergrond gegeven. En ik heb ook turquoise aan het palet toegevoegd. 

I was so careful painting this portrait (see here), but I thought it lacked something. So I gave the Palestinian girl a background. And I also added turquoise to the palette.


28 comments:

Barbra Joan said...

Yes Judy, it added to it.
Sometimes backgrounds are needed, and it's a choice we make.
hugs BJ

Polly Birchall said...

That turquoise sings and really adds to the painting

Cathy Holtom said...

Lovely, the background and turquoise really bring the portrait out.

Laura Leeder said...

The added blue's are like the icing on the cake. Nicely done Judy!

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

I like the white of background in first version so much.

Dana Konings said...

Really brings out the eyes, beautifully done!

Lorraine Brown said...

A lovely soft touch and a gorgeous choice of colour

hmuxo said...

Just enough color, Judy! The added Turquoise is beautiful..

ann @ studiohyde said...

Looks great with the background. I like the soft edges against the face too.

Studio at the Farm said...

Judy, the turquoise made such a beautiful difference!! Her eyes have come alive! :) Bravo to you!
Kathryn XX

Rita Vaselli said...

So natural ,this background colors choice enhances the portrait- soul of palestinian girl.

Jane said...

Oh yes, perfect with the deeper shadow, beautiful portrait, such a lovely smile.

Hanneke said...

Je ziet zelf wel dat het portret nu los komt van de achtergrond. heel mooi!

Blaga said...

I think this added more dimension to the painting, without affecting her beautiful expression. I like the result!

Celia Blanco said...

I like addition, she emerges from the background now. It is even more beautiful than before!

Sandra Busby said...

This is such a lovely style of portrait painting - and that vibrant background works very well! Gorgeous! :0)

Simonne's fantasiestudio said...

Veel mooier geworden zo !
groetjes,
Simonne

Watermarycolors said...

Nice job Judy! i like it.. :) Hugs

Judy said...

Thank you all!
I am really surprised that the background and deepening the shadows made her expression even lovelier. I liked the portrait, but now I like it even more.

Tito said...

Well done Judy, I think you have improved a lot this beautiful portrait. Ciao!

John (JWJarts) said...

It's a very nice portrait Judy, and they are gorgeous colours that you've used. However, although I'm alone in my opinion, I have to say that I preferred the white background. ;-)

Kev's Art said...

Fabulous!!! You have developed it so well. Great vision!!!

L.W.Roth, said...

And when you did, the painting came to life. Lovely portrait.

Magda said...

This is stunning! I love the colors. And in general that way of painting... Greeting from Poland!

Cora said...

Judy,
You're becoming better and better with your portrait paintings. Like both paintings.

Judy said...

Thank you everyone, I appreciate your comments so much!

Interesting that some of you prefer the white background, and I can see your point. Every painting for me is an experiment, and I am experimenting with backgrounds at the moment. So I will try more of this, I am afraid.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I like both variations and some will like the white background and some will like the blue but to me it is not just the fact of "liking" one or the other it is your were willing to take a risk so to speak and see "what if" by adding the blue and we get to see you in action and see the results and hopefully learn from it and realize there is no right or wrong in art....that to me is what makes it art in the end.

JANE MINTER said...

I like both versions Judy