Tuesday, 3 July 2012

My Girl

After trying Judy's technique on pears, I decided to try it again on a subject dear to my heart - Missy.

Now the first stage was as loose as the pears, but I have to confess (because you'll see it anyway) that I went in with a second wash that was a titch more detailed. Having said that, it looks "painterly" to me, by which I mean not ultra realistic.

My lovely following friends know how I like to vary my subjects and techniques, so I'm hoping you'll enjoy this one too.

Here she is:

My Girl



11" x 15"
WN aq paint on Arches 140 Rough paper

Available HERE as a card, print or poster.

35 comments:

  1. Wonderful how you painted Missy in a painterly way! Not an easy subject, pears are much easier! :) I love her smiling face! xx Judy

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  2. Thanks, Judy.
    Not as easy as the pears and truthfully I got carried away with just a little detail here.. and there... and voila! It was a whole second wash :lol:

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  3. I hope you are going to frame this one Pat....Missy looks so sweet.

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  4. I will, Ann. We'll wait for Kathryn's painting to arrive and then we'll take them both to a pro framer.
    xx

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  5. Aw, a lovely painting of a lovely girl! Yes Pat, this definitely deserves a place near to Missy's basket so she can sit and admire herself - and her clever mum too!

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  6. Thanks, Michael :)
    Glad you like it :) xx

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  7. Pat, it is just gorgeous! you really have managed to capture her character perfectly :0)

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  8. Great job! Love the little smile so expressive

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  9. i love this! So sweet. you captured her wonderfully.

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  10. Lovely Pat! And I can see her smiling :)

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  11. Good portrait of your dog
    like her eyes very lively

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  12. Hi Pat, what a lovely portrait of Missy. I would say that the mixed technique (Judy and yours) ended up with an very interesting result. Great!

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  13. You know Pat no matter how you paint her she is a sweetheart very close to your heart and it always comes through.
    I understand that bond from years with my Angie girl. BJ

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  14. Hi, Pat,
    Very lovely work. Particularly, I love her eyes! So sweet!!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  15. She looks great - definitely one for framing and it looks like you've really captured her, love it x

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  16. Well done, Pat. Love the warm background color.

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  17. She is beautiful Pat. :) I love her. xx

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  18. Missy is beautifully painted. The eyes are also well done.

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  19. Always the adorable, lovely Missy! A nice painting :) xx Arianna

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  20. Pat your painting of Missy is lovely - one can tell you painted her with much heart. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Hola Pat, Missy está muy guapa en el retrato. ¡Un abrazo!

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  22. Fabulous painting of your girl , so realistic..absolutely frameable !

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  23. Love Missy's portrait! You've painted with your heart, Pat, I can see!xx

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  24. A picture of Missy, no matter what technique you use is always a pleasure to view

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  25. Wonderful! Of course, Missy is a great subject; so cute!

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  26. Thanks, Sandra. She has a great character too! xx

    Thank, Bren - she does seem to smile :) xx

    Thanks Jenny. She's a doll to paint! xx

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  27. Thanks, Maria, she does have a lovely smile :) xx

    Thanks JCL, she does have the most gorgeous eyes :) xx

    Thanks, Tito. I think the two combined gives me a result I'm very comfortable with. I'm not sure where to stop with just the loose technique! xx

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  28. Thanks, BJ. Yes, you do see the love of many years shine through, I know you understand that with Angie. Did you painted her often? xx

    Thanks Sadami, I love her eyes, so expressive! xx

    Thanks Sharon. She has such a distinctive look, you know immediately who she is :) xx

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  29. Thanks Kathryn. I've painted Missy a few times, in my own style. However, I love, love, love the very realistic style you recently painted my Missy in. xx

    Thank you Crystal.. I love her too :) xx

    Thanks Renske, you're very kind :) xx

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  30. Thanks, Arianna, she is adorable, for sure :) xx

    Thanks, Debbie - yes if you know how to look, you can see she was painted with all my love. xx

    Thank you so much, Sonia. hugs to you too xx

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  31. Thank you Jane. Missy is very recognisable, but for realism you should see Studio at the Farm's painting of her! xx

    Thanks, Anamaria, yes my heart is in there! xx

    Thank you Ann, I'm glad you liked the painting ! xx

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  32. Thank you Robin. She is sweet xx

    Thanks Linda, she is a great subject. I could almost paint her full time ! :) xx

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  33. What a beautiful painting. And the cutest subject ever! I love those pears too...the way you made the colours blend in ...

    It feels nice to catch up...Hope all is well at your end.

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  34. What a pretty!!! I love it so much. You have captured the tenderness and happyness
    Hugs

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