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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Blue Girl finished!


Posting the finished version of Blue Girl. This was such an enjoyable portrait... I enjoyed every minute of it!

Had some recent [mis]adventures with Internet Explorer 8. After downloading the update to IE 8 I had no internet at all! This went on for several days and though I tried every trick I could think of (which wasn't very many) nothing worked. Since I couldn't download another browser (because no web pages would show up) my son burned Firefox onto a CD, we loaded it... and Ta Da! Internet! I never knew what I was missing... I like Firefox much better than IE.... so I guess that was the silver lining in my internet cloud.

34 comments:

Artist Unplugged said...

Oh Teresa, she is stunning.....what more can I say.

Jo Castillo said...

Teresa, Yes! You will find Firefox works better with Blogger, too.

this is a beautiful, beautiful, portrait. She is so sweet and your light touch is wonderful.

Dors said...

Hi Teresa. This is just a beautiful piece. I can see why you would enjoy it so much.
A superb Job.

We had problems with IE8. Nev & I have both Firefox and Google chrome.
These both work well. We do at times switch from one to the other for certain uses.

Teresa Mallen said...

Wow Teresa, this finished portrait is really fabulous! Beautiful and captivating. You are demonstrating real mastery here with your cps! Congratulations!! I love your control, the evenness of your work across the piece and how you 'did the work'. I can spot shortcuts in cps a mile away and sister, you did the work! :-) It shows! You were very patient to get such lovely even skin tones. Great job on the hair too. Your range of values results in a 3D piece even as you kept the overall effect of the hat and top low key. A lovely interpretation. Again, congratulations, I love it! Well done. :-)

A place meant only for me said...

Hi Teresa,
It has really come out good(obviously far better than mine). I was guessing why you have used very light shades for her hat. I am just asking as i don't have much knowledge of colors.
BTW gr8 job done.

Regards,
gaurav

Vic said...

Beautiful portrait Teresa,lovely soft hues of colour, and I just love the hat !

Cathy Gatland said...

She is just gorgeous, Teresa, and so great that you loved doing it, I think it shows.
We also got Firefox recently - so much better!

Rosie said...

Blue Girl is wonderful, Teresa! I use Firefox and much prefer it to IE glad you have your connection back:)

Lin said...

WOW OH WOW OH WOW!!! TERESA!! STUNNING! BRILLIANT! EXCEPTIONAL! OUT OF THIS WORLD! STUPENDOUS!!!! WOWOWOWOWOWOW!

:) said...

you're an amazing painter . seriously !

Cathyann said...

I am jealous!!! This is absolutely stunning. Really lovely. Brava!!!

Eric said...

This is an absolutely stunning painting. I am always in awe of artists like yourself, who can create portraits that are so life-like. Great job.

twincedar said...

Wonderful!

Watercolorist said...

Another charming portrait. Love the colors.
Jean

Teresa said...

Hi Y'all!
Thank you so much for all of your encouraging comments. You probably have no idea how much your encouragement and suggestions have helped me grow as an artist. Thank you, thank you! :-)

A place meant only for me said...

Hi Teresa,

Yes her eyes look really charming and you have given a natural look to them..
BTW thanks a lot for prizing my work.. your comments always means a lot to me... ;)

Also i'm very much thankful to you for recommending a book on this subject..

I'll now surely return(after some time) with a colorful portrait.
Thanks again for your lovely comment.. ;)

Hey,do visit my blog again. I have posted a sketch of a cartoon character.Hope you'll like it.. ;)

Brian said...

Teresa - I found your site from Eric's and I am happy I did as your artistic skill and ability is on full display. It is always good to find talent so close as I am in WVA. I invite you to visit my site the New Author. http://the-new-author.blogspot.com

Megha Chhatbar said...

Wowwww Teresa, She is just so cute. The choice of color is very nice. Wonderful!:)

Laure Ferlita said...

Sweetness personified! You've really done yourself proud on this one, Teresa! I think it's all been said above, but I will say it again, she's precious!

Glad you've got your groove (connection) back!

acornmoon said...

Your portrait is very accomplished, beautifully rendered. Well done!

Valerie Jones said...

Just precious!

Ann said...

Beautifully done! Congrats on completing such a lovely piece. Your care really shows.

Rose Welty said...

It's all been said, but that portrait is so lovely, I just had to chime in and repeat...gorgeous!

I love FF!

"JeanneG" said...

Just gorgeous. I'm jealous too. Wish I had your patience.

James Oh said...

Wow it is a lovely portrait and I really love it. Great work and keep it up.

Have a fruitful weekend,

L.Holm said...

Such a beautiful portrait, Teresa. What a sweet face and lovely soft colors.

No internet. Yikes!! Glad you were able to solve it w/Firefox. I know when Safari jams up on me, firefox comes through.

Gwen Bell said...

Awwwww...what an adorable child! You did such a great job on this. Love those eyes and the tiny, delicately posed hand. Just precious!

Jade Smith said...

Hi, I'm just visiting, but what a neat picture: you have a great use of light and color. One of my friends found your blog, and they recommended that I stop by.

Gary Keimig said...

this came out just beautifully. WOW! Just wonderful.

pencilportraits said...

She's beautiful Teresa, a wonderful portrait and you must be very pleased with it indeed.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

What a beautiful portrait. I am so happy to have found this blog. I found you on Cathyann's blog. I will be returning quite often.

dorotna3 said...

Thank you very much for your kind comment. Unfortunately, I speak very little english.yours portraits are fantastic! Amazing what you can draw ! They live! Yours sincerely with Polish!
Dorota P.

ellie said...

She is beautiful, you are so clever ! Well done !! Ellie

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Stunning piece. The parents must have cried when they saw it.

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