Monday, December 29, 2008

The girl with the blue bonnet

acrylic on Lanavanguard paper 8 x 12 1/2
I started this portrait for the Karin Jurick end-of-year-challenge with oil, but after a few unfortunate attempts, I decided to change to acrylic, to which I am more accustomed.
I enjoyed painting the face of this nice woman I don't know;I wanted to express the youthful air and the kindness in the eyes.I hope I suceeded.Yesterday, the painting was bolder (see the 1st picture),
(-no, finally, it was quite the same , and I supressed it from the screen to avoid the confusion, sorry) but I decided to tone it down;after, it was hard stoppping to add one colour, remove another one etc.It was a difficult subject, but a rewarding one.
By the way, Happy New Year, to you all!Happiness, Prosperity, Health to each one!


  1. Sylviane, cette peinture est tres belle. Specifiquement les yeux sont brilliantes et la sourire est tellement naturelle. Je suis sur que Andrea va l'adore.

  2. Fantastic! I love your painting of me, thank you so very much. The colors are so rich and I love that shade of blue you used for my hat and eyes. You really captured a sparke of life in this painting. I hope that you would be interested in trading pictures...please contact me so I can send you your picture....(hoping that you would want it, of course!)Thanks again for this beautiful painting. Andrea

  3. Bon travail! C'est cool!
    Faire le portraiture (?) c'est difficile, n'est pas? Ton sujet est une tres jolie juene femme.
    J'ai un homme, quelle dommage LOL
    OK my French sucks, sorry. Nice painting though!

  4. Thank you very much for your nice comments,Andrea & Andy, merci, Camille, it was a pleasure to paint it

  5. Hello Sylviane. The artist's portraits is my first DSFDF challenge and I just wanted to let you know I love your painting. You made your artist's eye sparkle and cannot help but smile back.

  6. Just to let you know, I recieved the painting today and it looks more lovely in person (even more lovely than the person, tee hee) I am looking forward to framing this and sending it to my mother as a mother's day gift. Thank you!


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