Friday, 28 February 2014

Inside my sketchbook … issue 6 ...

Oh dear … I just realised that the month is within hours of being over and I've only delved inside my sketchbook once so far in February.

So in an effort to remedy this terribly bad showing I decided to hustle up a quick post.

Now if you've read any of this blog before … in particular the drawing/painting/arty type posts … you'll understand that I feel "challenged" by the portrait.  Which is exactly why I feel the need to keep drawing/painting/artying portraits.  I am determined to improve … or die trying.

This also means I need to find myself fresh blood in the form of subjects … and nobody is safe … nobody … so beware!

I've been working on a few paintings over the last week or so … just simple acrylics on paper … nothing fancy.  I never spend more than a few hours on a painting either … otherwise I end up "working" it to death … because I simply do not know when to stop.


Now …  I have thought long and hard about sharing the results this time around.  I know the sketches I did of the boys went down like the proverbial lead balloon with them.  And the last thing I want to do is offend anyone else with an appalling representation of themselves.

But if I don't put it out there … I can't actually know if I got it right or not … so here goes.

Heartfelt apologies to the subjects if they are horrified by what they see … but if you like them … cool!!!

The gorgeous Vix …


the gorgeous Curtise …


and last … but not least … the gorgeous Sandra …


They're quick … they're far from perfect … but I do hope you like them … just a little bit.

PS  If any of you lovely ladies would like the original … then just email me your address and I'd be happy to send it off to you … but HONESTLY don't feel obliged … I fully understand if you'd just as soon never lay eyes on it again ;0)

30 comments:

  1. Wow! I'm with me best mate! I'm hugely flattered, all three of those portraits are gorgeous, you are seriously talented. Right...where's your email address? xxx

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    1. Glad you like it Vix ... you can email me on the contact form over there on the right :0)
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  2. You did good!!! All three are so like the gals, even if you hadn't named them I so would have known it was them. Bloody brilliant, keep painting!!

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    1. Look out ... you might be my next "victim" Sue ;0)
      xx

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    2. Dare you! Better find a BIG bit of paper love!! hahahahahahahahaha!!!!

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  3. These are all beautiful. You really captured these women's looks and their essences. You also have a gift for capturing light. (I also illustrate so I love discovering others' art blogs. Found yours through Vix and now following.)

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    1. Thank you so much Sabina … just checked out your blog and love your art.
      xx

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  4. What brilliant portraits, you have a great talent there. Love the way you captured the light on skin.

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    1. Thank you Fiona … so glad you liked them :0)
      xx

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  5. Oh look at us! Me and darling Vix and saucy Sandra, I love these, Jo! You are so good - more, more! xxxx

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    1. Thanks Curtise … I'm glad you weren't too horrified by them :0)
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  6. Oh my God! Jo, you are awesome! these are amazing paintings, I'm in such brilliant company and I am hugely flattered (have shown to kids and hub, all are totally impressed!) I don't feel obliged and would be honoured if you sent me the painting x x x

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    1. Teehee … glad you don't mind your involuntary portrait sitting … I'll pop it into the post next week :0)
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  7. Jo!!!! Oh my gosh! You are truly amazing! You really captured my favorite colorful English beauties!!!

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    1. I hope I did them justice … it's quite difficult when you've never actually met to be sure you are getting it right.
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  8. Brilliant! These are such signature portraits and you've captured the details just right. Thanks for showing us.

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    1. Thank you Melanie … I really appreciate that :0)
      xx

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  9. All of the portraits are just wonderful, very cool! You are so gifted!! :)

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    1. Thank you … that is very kind of you :0)
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  10. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh sooooooooooooooo brilliant. We all want one now, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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    1. LOL … watch out … you never know who could be my next victim ;0)
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  11. Crikey, woman, you are one talented wench!!! Gorgeous, and so true to life! XXX

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  12. amazing!!!! Peaches and the girls are going to be chuffed. You should consider doing this as an actual business - most folk would LOVE to have a portrait but they are just too damned expensive! I am envious of your talent!

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    1. I'd love to do this as a business … but my lack of confidence in every work I do would probably get in the way :0(
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  13. Love the pictures! The subjects are adorable ladies. I clicked on the links and saw photos of them, you did them justice. Very nice.

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    1. Thank you Carla … I appreciate that :0)
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