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Old 05-21-2002, 03:58 PM   #1
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Portrait of a one year old child




Hello everyone,

I'm working on a commission at the moment. The portrait is not finished yet, the first layer of oil-paint has dried and I was able to scan the painting. It's a very small painting (10 x 15 cm. = 4.16 x 6.25 inch.)

The child is one year old. The mother requested a white or nearly white background, so the painting could match with a photograph of the father of the child when he was one year old. It's a present for the father, he will receive it in September. As I said, the painting isn't finished yet. I have to paint more details in the green piece of clothing, add some lighter accents in the hairs, and adjust the eyes a little bit. Any comments are welcome, I will paint further on this painting in a few weeks. When it's finished I'll post a photograph of the finished painting.

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Old 05-21-2002, 04:00 PM   #2
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Detail of the head

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Old 05-21-2002, 04:02 PM   #3
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Underpainting

A picture of the underpainting. The scanner is such a handy tool for these kind of things
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Old 05-21-2002, 06:19 PM   #4
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Very beautiful! I love paintings of babies! One thing, the eyes do not seem congruent. The right eye has this wide-eyed surprised expression, and the left has a more relaxed look. It may be the same on the resource photo, so if it is, my most humble apologies!

I like the "chunkiness" of the paint and how everything blends without being blended to death.

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Old 05-22-2002, 01:32 AM   #5
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Masterfully done! Agreed on the eyes, but will wait until it is finished. The dark shadows do not seem to be supported by the background, but it will work.
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Old 05-22-2002, 06:59 PM   #6
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It's really gorgeous. I can't think of any criticism except maybe that the background is too bland.
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Old 05-23-2002, 02:59 AM   #7
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Thanks for your comments. Normally I would do the background darker but I had to make it very light because it had to match with an old photograph. I will work on the eyes and show the painting when it's finished.

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Old 05-23-2002, 10:18 PM   #8
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Wow. Nice job. I can't wait to see the finish.
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Old 08-15-2002, 05:46 AM   #9
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Hello, I finished the portrait of the child. Here is a scan of the portrait. I corrected the eye, worked on the hair and the green shirt.
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Old 08-15-2002, 05:47 AM   #10
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... and here is a close-up of the face...
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