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pat1940
10-03-2011, 05:37 PM
Done in wc and soft knife

limey-g
10-04-2011, 12:08 AM
Very nice Pat, you sure are good at w/c and it gives this one a certain softness.
Geoff

barnburner
10-04-2011, 12:33 AM
Wonderful job Pat! Excellent. :):):)

coops
10-04-2011, 12:45 AM
Thats so sweet Pat, well done:)

pat1940
10-04-2011, 03:42 AM
Thankyou dear friends for your wonderful comments, I appreciate them so much:)

gxhpainter2
10-04-2011, 04:37 AM
pat ... a wonderful image from a far gentler time...

pat1940
10-04-2011, 10:45 AM
thanks again Gary, much appreciated you looking in:)

AT-TA
10-04-2011, 11:25 AM
Oh, thistheme is so close to my heart, Pat, you know. But your kids are so well behaved, my are kind of rowdy, giggling constantly....well...must be in the blood. :) Very nice watercolor picture. :)

Alexandra
10-04-2011, 03:52 PM
A nostalgic beauty Pat. She reminds me of the beautiful porcelain dolls.

Caesar
10-04-2011, 09:04 PM
A flavour of old tales and novels ...

D Akey
10-05-2011, 02:52 AM
Charming charming! Love her face and the nostalgic mood.

A caution Pat, is that the dress sort of flattens her out.

Believe me, it's tricky. May want to look at how some people do their folds. Classical painters spent copious amounts of time studying how garments worked with the folds and so on. It's challenging to everybody.

But again, the charm does come across in this one.

pat1940
10-05-2011, 05:03 AM
Anna, thankyou for your kind comment, so glad you like it:)
Sandy, thankyou, do appreciate your comments as always:)
Caesar, thanks for checking it out:)
D Akey, thankyou so much for checking it out, I really appreciate your honesty as it helps me a lot, and I am going to work on that:)

eighty+
10-05-2011, 08:19 AM
hi pat getting good with water colour good to see D Akey is given you sensable comment as it all ways helps as you know bash on girl :D :D

pat1940
10-05-2011, 11:51 AM
Thankyou eighty, so nice of you to check it out and I am also sending update:):)

pat1940
10-05-2011, 11:57 AM
Due to D Akey's advise, which I appreciate very much, I am sending update, I hope this is better and I can certainly see what you were talking about D Akey, anymore advise is appreciated

mannafig
10-06-2011, 04:40 AM
Lovely painting such a sweetie:):)

jibes
10-06-2011, 05:41 AM
Excellent subject!!

pat1940
10-06-2011, 07:02 AM
Thankyou dear Amanda:)
Neal, thanks for checking it out:)

D Akey
10-07-2011, 12:16 PM
Better Pat, don't you think?

I would love to see the source pic you're working from. It's definitely got a vintage feel, and back in the innocent, dreamy days of childhood back then, clothing was not necessarily meant to describe the body very much. So the idea of the form of the legs influencing how the dress folds may not be part of the style of that time.

Victorian times influenced garments. So you are probably being pretty careful to capture it with some authenticity. The garment and her hair look draped and hanging, which is probably what they looked like.

Right now it looks good. I could see her as part of a packaging label on a tin or advertising or even a painting for the wall in a parlor. Like looking at a rosebud. She's adorable. Love her expression that you captured as well. Great mood.

Way to pursue it!

Brava!

justjean
10-07-2011, 03:57 PM
Pat, a beautiful and gentle painting :):)

pat1940
10-08-2011, 06:06 AM
D Akey, thanks for checking it out again, I am trying to find the ref on the web but cant find it yet, but I do remember that her dress was real flat below the waist:)
Jean thankyou so much glad to see you back, looking forward to your paintings:)

eighty+
10-08-2011, 10:03 AM
hi Pat I did a girl on swing from what I thought she might look like in the bus
section but reading what Mac said that the origenal might be flat as well so left
it as said ok so keep bashing them out :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S