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01-26-2011, 11:56 AM
maybe some remember the group she sang with? we all get older eh?


L Skylar Brown
01-26-2011, 12:45 PM
I think I know the music world, but I don't recall her.This is wonderful, Tho.

01-26-2011, 12:57 PM
Thanks Skylar. here she is in younger days. Peter will know. :)

http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/37263545/Craig+Armstrong+feat+Elizabeth+Fraser+ElizabethFra ser.jpg

01-26-2011, 01:03 PM
She must have been before my time.........................:D:D:D:D

Really fine job on this gzairborne!:):)

01-26-2011, 10:46 PM
Wow dear Albert, this is terrific, you have painted the hair excellently and the whole portrait is superb:)

01-26-2011, 11:48 PM
I don't, but I see You're becoming more and more a portrait master!

01-27-2011, 12:05 AM
Thanks Mike, Katie and Caesar.

here's the answer


01-27-2011, 12:35 AM
Oh my this is wonderful Albert. I love watercolors and you've proven yourself to be a master.

01-27-2011, 01:17 AM
Thanks Sandy, I feel like I am making progress. I have had that illusion before though. :) but I think I am finally learning to use a variety of tools to get desired effects. I did study watercolor at one time. Maybe it is finally starting to kick in after all these years. :) I sure hope so. It would be nice.

D Akey
01-27-2011, 03:06 AM
Actually after my time. . . Cocteau Twins.

I vaguely recall the name but don't know them really. Sounds to me kinda like ABBA in a tonal wash of sound, lyrics secondary sort of way. Could see it being played in a dance club, as a counterpoint to the usual beat heavy music. Production heavy, at least in this one music video I watched.


Interesting sidebar, she herself was used on the soundtrack on Lord of the Rings Two Towers.

Ain't the internet great.

Your painting looks really good, GZ. You added much painter's hand to the photo which enhances a rather plain photo.

Oh, and shaddup. we don't all get old. Some just don't color their hair, those what's got it. Hahah.

L Skylar Brown
01-27-2011, 07:06 AM
I watched some of her (Their) music on YouTube. I see why you find her intriguing. Lovely melodies & vocals.

01-27-2011, 08:43 AM
Beautiful, beautiful portrait Albert, expert job;);):):)

01-27-2011, 09:03 AM
Thanks DA and Skylar for stopping by. :) DA I think it's not the gray hair so much as that look of regret. For some reason in many of her pictures she is staring downward with that trademark look of where did the time go? I'd only be guessing that since they were an eighties band, there may have been appetizers. It could be a case of where did the mind go?

I really kind of bypassed the Cocteau twins also until recently took another look at them when someone on this forum named Icepulse reminded me of them. I was never really a fan in the eighties. I thought Peter would know them or Speggie for sure if he was around.
She does have an interesting singing voice though.


01-27-2011, 11:29 AM
Beautiful portrait gz. Well done mate. :)

01-27-2011, 02:50 PM
Thanks much Belvrog. Much appreciated. How did you come up with the name Belvrog? :cool:

01-28-2011, 06:31 AM
Beautifully done, gz! Your recent portraits are amazing!

01-28-2011, 08:30 AM
Stunning portrait:):)

01-30-2011, 10:36 PM
This is a fantastic portrait Albert. I am not familiar with her work but I must say, your portrait highlights her beautifully in a colorful artistic way. Well done!!!

02-01-2011, 10:21 AM
Great job, Albert :):):)

02-01-2011, 10:45 AM
Thank you Pat for saying so! :eek: :) :o :D
Thanks Scott for comment. I hope I am improving after 5 years. :) I am a slow learner.
Thank you Amanda!
Much appreciated Eddie.
Thank you Nika.
Of course I see little things wrong and this is the second time I painted it. arggh. It will drive me crazy until I fix the lower eyelid. :)
Thanks everyone!!!

02-01-2011, 03:18 PM
Hi. Gaz good on yuh you didn't pick an easy one but you pulled it off

Congrats. E+

02-01-2011, 04:07 PM
Nice work....:):):)

02-01-2011, 05:14 PM
Thanks Eighty. I wanted it to turn out more like a Wyeth egg tempera. That was what the photo looked like to me. Didn't quite pull it off. :)
Thanks Kenmo. Much appreciated.

02-01-2011, 06:00 PM
very very nice!

02-01-2011, 06:13 PM
Thank you Waheed. Much appreciated!