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Alexandra
01-06-2010, 04:57 PM
I wanted to make another portrait. I thought about a honorable man here that is so positive and has been so kind to me since I have been here on this forum. I love his artwork and admire his skill. The painting is intense, and I meant for it to be warm.
I enlarged his avatar and sketched it, used oil and knife, watercolor and gloop. I made about ten layers adjusting effects and size.
A tribute to our lovely forum mate Dr. Orianelima. Thank you kind friend!

L Skylar Brown
01-06-2010, 05:17 PM
This is outstanding, and glows with affection. Alex, this is one of your best that I have seen in my short time with the forum. Brava!

Sketchism71
01-06-2010, 05:19 PM
Well done and well deserved Sandra! Bravo!:D

Docsmith626
01-06-2010, 05:36 PM
Again, Sandra, you've knocked my socks off. :D

Evart
01-06-2010, 05:38 PM
At first, I thought this was "The love boat" sitcome star (Galvin McCloud) :D now I see it's AR's Orian. Great job Sandra :)

D Akey
01-06-2010, 07:50 PM
Even if it weren't Orianelima I would have marveled at the painting. But that it is our esteemed friend and admired art colleague and a star in his own right -- 5 of him actually -- why this gets five stars. . . er, smiley faces: :):):):):)

Beautiful work, and I think Evart's jest is actually spot on. ArtRage forums is not entirely unlike The Love Boat in certain respects. Hahaha.

So please tell me, what is Orianelima a doctor of? Medicine (specialty?), Divinity?, PhD?, Doctor Who? I could believe any or all of them at once.

I've heard people referring to him being a doctor and I thought someone would spill the beans. Still no beans. . . I'm asking.

Again, great painting. Very creative way to do a portrait. Five stars for you Alexandra. :):):):):)

byroncallas
01-06-2010, 08:00 PM
Sandy, great tribute to our esteemed Dr. Lima - I think you captured the vibrancy of his spirit in spades.

D'Akey: Thoracic Surgeon; and of course Voodoo, but that's on the QT.

D Akey
01-06-2010, 08:06 PM
D'Akey: Thoracic Surgeon; and of course Voodoo, but that's on the QT.

Whodoo? :D

He can cut me open anytime. I've seen how he paints and know he'd get it right. The man knows the heart.

Gray
01-06-2010, 08:17 PM
Wow neat! orianelima is pretty much awesome, and this really captures a sense of his work, his fantastic personality, and his amazing sense of color, all while maintaining your own artistic signature. Amazing. I love this!

RobertSWade
01-06-2010, 09:47 PM
Brilliant work on this, Sandy. :)

iceaxe
01-06-2010, 10:04 PM
Yes there is an eximiously radiant glow emanating from this extraordinary art work, well done! Looks like a CD cover for a famous artist!

pai
01-06-2010, 10:15 PM
Really beautiful and great piece, Alexandra. Interesting on the effects you have done here. Orianelima will be very happy to see how you applied "color" in this portrait. My favorite of yours. :)

coops
01-06-2010, 10:17 PM
Sandy this is wonderful and yes I agree, your best so far and how fitting that it should be of the man with the big heart, dear Oriane. Love it Sandy and lets see more:)

Alexandra
01-07-2010, 03:09 AM
Dear Friends: Skylar, Eddie, Doc, Evelyn, D-Akey, Byron, Gray, Bob, Ice, Pai, and Katie, Thank you so much for your kind comments, you have made my day!

foxytocin
01-07-2010, 07:03 AM
Neato composition and I bet Oriane will love it...........

saddy
01-07-2010, 07:06 AM
O'looky it's Oriane! :cool:

It's great!! Welldone!!

Lima
01-07-2010, 07:17 AM
Sandy, great tribute to our esteemed Dr. Lima - I think you captured the vibrancy of his spirit in spades.

D'Akey: Thoracic Surgeon; and of course Voodoo, but that's on the QT.
Eh eh eh!!! Byron, how did you found...

Lima
01-07-2010, 07:18 AM
Alexandra, there are times that we can not forget. Seeing your painting portraying my image in a way so brilliantly technical and friend is pretty cool. The colors are fantastic, and do justice to my signature. In a way is how I feel. Congratulations and thank you for this gift.:):):)

Alexandra
01-07-2010, 02:41 PM
Foxy and Saddy, Thank you dears so much for your kind comments!:):):):):):)

Oriane, I am so happy and thrilled that you liked it, and thank you so much for your generous comment!:):):):):):):)

DigitalViscosity
01-07-2010, 03:31 PM
Brilliant work Sandy, I love the warm colors =)

Jim Walsh
01-07-2010, 04:36 PM
Sandy,
Cool painting and great tribute to our friend.
Jim

Alexandra
01-08-2010, 12:12 AM
Dear Trent and Jim, Thank you for your kind comments!:):):):):):)

jonwood
01-09-2010, 09:32 AM
Exceptional............

Peter Pinckney
01-09-2010, 09:41 AM
How did I miss this.................absolutely stunning Sandy!

Where's the PeterMeter button.............er......move the pens........ah there it is


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jbyrjbyr1
01-09-2010, 10:40 AM
A terrific painting; an admirable subject. Well done.

Eileen724
01-09-2010, 11:52 AM
What a wonderful tribute to a very special man and friend in this forum. You've created a beautiful painting in tribute of Oriane, Alexandria!

Alexandra
01-09-2010, 12:02 PM
Jon, Thank you so much for your generous comment! I am totally loving and laughing at your wonderful and skillful comedic artwork! Keep 'em coming please.:D
Peter, Haha, Thanks so much! I love that smilie button!:):):):):D:):):):D:):):)
JB, Thank you! I most certainly agree. His work is outstanding and beautiful, as well as his personality.:)
Eileen, I am so happy that you liked this, thanks so much!:)