Dona Isabel  

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Uploaded: 02/27/11 7:59 PM GMT
Dona Isabel
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my brother bought me an easel so i could draw on a 4 foot canvas. i took this as a challenge, he also thinks i can't draw people. well.. take that. (1 knife, oil on canvas Jan. 2011) Dona Isabel de Porcel- 1805- after Francisco de Goya


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02/27/11 8:37 PM GMT
A nice rework of Goya's masterpiece. I like the colours in the background and the expression in the eyes. Good portrait work.
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Painting is an illusion, a piece of magic, so what you see is not what you see. - Philip Guston
02/27/11 9:10 PM GMT
your brother was wrong on both counts. Must be nice to have this kind of talent.


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Cameras are like people--sometimes they lose focus.
02/28/11 12:26 AM GMT
You are very talented, Emily, and I am sure your brother has known that for many years.
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02/28/11 2:08 AM GMT
Thanks guys. ha. well... my brother definitely thinks I'm something talented. This talent.. well. I believe art is in my family, just started drawing then painting one day. spent years just doing pen ink tattoo work before i decided to put something on paper.
Thanks for posting the original eubeen (i did not like how the artist painted her hand -she clearly wanted a glove and red finger nails).
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02/28/11 5:31 PM GMT
Much beter than I will ever do and I have tryed.

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The reason why the sunsets in the evening is because it wants to see the sunrise in the morning. I rise in the morning because I want to see them both. RvdB
02/28/11 5:59 PM GMT
thank you very much Rob. art is all about perception though, but i appreciate your words. makes me feel good i never went to art school or was 'taught' how to draw.
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02/28/11 10:23 PM GMT
I admire anyone who can put to canvas an image such as this. After stick figures, my drawing skills fall off significantly. I think Goya would be pleased with your interpretation of his work. Thad
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If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera. ~Lewis Hine
02/28/11 10:46 PM GMT
hAha. so stick figures is drawing you say? kidding (sort of). thank you Thad!
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03/01/11 1:30 AM GMT
I believe Goya was being a little flattering of Doņa Isabel by improving her maja. I am sure Goya had to use his imagination a little also. I believe you have depicted her personage very well in a more realistic light. Keep painting….
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03/05/11 4:39 AM GMT
really really awesome job , no matter what , it doesn't really matter it is a reproduction of a famous artist it only illustrates the talent that you have to see and render an impression that is what art is all about.......
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03/11/11 12:23 AM GMT
The eyes give away your talent. You have seen deeply into the photo. Good job.
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03/11/11 12:27 AM GMT
the eyes are what i hear grab my friends who look at my painting, glad you noted.
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03/19/11 9:17 PM GMT
Nice job...faved...
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