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03-31-2012, 06:58 AM
Renoir is one of my favorite masters, done in oil, knife one layer

03-31-2012, 07:28 AM
Well done Pat, it looks good and I like the mood of it.

03-31-2012, 07:49 AM
hi very good Pat but not keen on the Lampshade :D:D:D

03-31-2012, 08:34 AM
good work Pat... hard to capture the luminous quality of Renoir's colors.. but you have done a pretty good job here..

Marilyn Anne
03-31-2012, 10:49 AM
Had the opportunity long ago to see an all Renoir show in Boston. I think you have captured the feeling!

03-31-2012, 09:23 PM
What a challenging choice! You did great anyway!

04-01-2012, 01:20 AM

04-01-2012, 02:48 AM
Really fine job Pat! :):):)

D Akey
04-01-2012, 04:28 AM
OOooo. . . Nice attitude! (er. . . hers I mean. . . although yours is quite sweet as well. . .)

I love it.

May want to consider your edges Pat. Especially when there's a lot of contrast between one and the adjacent, as with her face. You can soften it through feathering (the easier way) or you can turn it as with subtle transitions in color and value, which is a little tougher because it could pull attention to the edge which is what you probably don't want.

You have a lot of nice movement in this. Your sense of color and taste is always apparent.

This is lovely. Glad to see you giving Renoir a try. I very much like his work as well.

04-01-2012, 07:20 AM
Very well done Pat:):)

04-01-2012, 03:54 PM
Delightful to view


04-01-2012, 07:00 PM
love to see your studies. great job on this Pat.

04-01-2012, 08:23 PM
Good copy of Renoir, Pat. I too love him and i have done one copy /excerpt/
when i began to paint. I will bring it here, if you do not mind. I know you won't, you are a nice lady.:-) I had desk top comp at that time and a big ref pics... now i work on an little laptop...not the same.

04-02-2012, 03:20 AM
Thankyou all so much for your very kind comments and support, I always appreciate them :)
DAkey, thanks for pointing that out to me, after putting the paintings side by side, I see what you mean and now it is embedded in my brain:D:D
Anna dear, as I said in my comments in Red Hat, so glad you posted this beautiful painting, I am fortunate to have desk top comp with 27" monitor, I need it for these old eyes of mine:D:D:D

04-02-2012, 02:50 PM
One of my favorites also Pat and you have wonderful colours in the lovely painting :)

04-02-2012, 09:28 PM
Well done Pat, this is really a beautiful painting. More please I love them:)

04-03-2012, 12:48 AM
Hi Pat1940, well done because it's not so easy ;)

In my opinion, the best way to paint these pieces is to use the "Michelangelo" grid technique. Simply use a grid to reproduce the exact proportions. The same grid on the original and another on your canvas.

But your version is great.



04-03-2012, 08:14 AM
Thankyou so much Jean, always appreciate your comments:)
Thankyou dear Katie:)
Weeks, thanks, I will try that out, appreciate it:)

04-03-2012, 03:20 PM
The young women in Renoir's portraits from this period almost uniformly have blue eyes, a blue that is not the blue of sky, or blue of water, or blue of porcelain (although that blue -- the deep cobalt blue of antique Chinese blue-and-white porcelain -- comes very close) ... and maybe that is why you chose this portrait, for the blue of the eyes, which I can see you took some delight in painting ...

04-04-2012, 09:32 AM
Thankyou chinapete, great information, and yes I did enjoy painting this:)