Sunday, 1 June 2014

Portrait 4



Het is zo moeilijk om op tijd te stoppen. De verleiding om nog een lijntje te schilderen is enorm! Dus ik heb mezelf streng toegesproken en geroepen: stop, stop nu! :) Ik hoop dat het gelukt is.
Dit is een Palestijns meisje, van een foto die al jaren wachtte om geschilderd te worden.

It is so hard to stop in time. The temptation to paint another line is huge! So I have been very strict to myself and shouted: stop, stop now! :) I hope I succeeded.
This is a Palestinian girl, from a photo that had been waiting for years to be painted.

29 comments:

Lydie said...

You are right to stop. This portrait is very effective, less is more for sure.

Polly Birchall said...

Your portrait is so clever, as w/c is the hardest medium, I think, for portraits. I am fascinated by your brushstrokes and skin tone.

Jane said...

Great shadowing and wonderful and sweet expression in the eyes .

Jenny said...

Beautiful portrait, Judy. You stopped right on time. That is my biggest problen. xo Jenny

Helen H Trachy said...

Fine work Judy! I love portraits and its not always easy.

Sandra Busby said...

It's lovely Judy! Portraits are tricky to do, but I do enjoy doing them myself too :0)

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

The portrait is so nervous, I mean emotions and sight in the eyes of the girl, great work.
I never can stop in time. In watercolor, too.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Judy - wonderful portrait...you certainly captured her personality in the eyes and the smile. Hope you have a great day. Loved your wild roses from the previous post too.

John (JWJarts) said...

Another brilliant portrait Judy. Under worked, understated in a masterful fashion. Superb!!!

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Your portrait series beautiful. It's hard to do portraiture but in watercolour it is definitely a challenge. Great stuff!

ann @ studiohyde said...

My word, you really are good at portraits Judy :-)

Celia Blanco said...

Beautiful expression and smile. Her eyes pull me in, such a lovely face!

DEKAKADO said...

Wat mooi en knap Judy. Jij gaat as een speer. Groetjes, Marleen.

Kev's Art said...

Beautiful, lively handling Judy. How I admire your discipline, I wish I had it!! Lovely work!!

nanda devi said...

very motivating to see your paintings I want to do paintings like yours.

José Antonio Sánchez said...

I like the ease of stroke and those fused with water and color that characterize your work.
Congratulations.
Greetings.

Rita Vaselli said...

When I was studying creative writing, the major work of the teacher was directed to restrict the use of words.
Also in the painting is so. The teachers say do not use two brush strokes where one will do .... easy to say, hard to do. But you were really good at keeping the commitment and the result is perfect!

JANE MINTER said...

Good decision and re ally good risulta judy .

JANE MINTER said...

Result ! Beautiful fresh roses

Laura Moore said...

Fabulous Judy. They eyes have it again. You are excelling at those. Take care. xx

Tito said...

Complimenti Judy, questo ritratto è davvero splendido. Magnifica l'espressione piena di vita di questa ragazza palestinese. Un abbraccio.

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

beautiful portrait.

Hanneke said...

Hey Judy, ik lees altijd eerst de voorgaande commentaren en was erg getroffen door Rita (so true!!!) De ogen zijn in vergelijking met de rest van je prachtige portret wat hard uitgevallen, is ook het moeilijkste onderdeel van het portret vind ik zelf. Blijf ze alsjeblieft maken, ik geniet er erg van, groetjes

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I had to catch up here on your blog....wonderful work as always!
I have this week off and oh my it is already THURSDAY,,,how did that happen. I think I need a whole month off. I have been painting a lot though,,,just not blogging. I really like your color choices on your portrait series. Do you know David Lobenberg's portraits? Check out his colors.....omg, I want to take a workshop with him:) Have a sunny day.....

cathyswatercolors said...

such a wonderful painting! The best

Laura Leeder said...

Judy, you have the gift of saying so much with just a few strokes of color!

hmuxo said...

Knowing when to stop is sometimes difficult....you did a wonderful job on this portrait, Judy! She's beautiful and painting this in watercolor amazes me!!! Excellent work!!!

Watermarycolors said...

A wonderful portrait, i love it! hugs

Blaga said...

Very live and expressive, I like it!