View Full Version : Way out of my comfort zone

04-09-2014, 12:32 PM
I was cleaning out stuff in the basement and came across a picture frame that I had bought at one time and this was the lady in the frame and I did enjoy trying to paint her even tho everything is not quite right :D , oil brush with various stiffness


04-09-2014, 12:53 PM
Hi. Jean. Lovely. U should get out of you comfort zone more often Congrats Kia Ora

04-09-2014, 01:00 PM
Looks as if it was just painted in the nineteenth century Jean.....You have a time machine in that basement as well?
And if this is "way out of your comfort zone", move over!.. I want to be in that zone as well!
I think it's nicely done!

04-09-2014, 01:13 PM
Thanks Mr Ploos and Steve, I am trying to get a more painterly look and I think I got closer with this one :D

04-09-2014, 03:34 PM
So elegant and classic lady. Beautiful. It's great you're painting something different. :)

04-10-2014, 12:33 AM
What a lovely delicate painting, well done:)

04-10-2014, 02:52 AM
wow jean this is pretty special!.. you did a very fine job on this especially the flowers and hat, and the lace of her sleeve. love the background as well... GREAT JOB!...:cool:

D Akey
04-10-2014, 05:34 AM
I dunno JustJean. . . she looks right comfortable to me. What a great painting! You really rose to the occasion and pulled of a very very nice picture. Could even see this in an advert from the Gay 90s. . . a lady who could really enjoy a ride in one of them new-fangled automobiles that scare the carriage horses so.

04-10-2014, 05:54 AM
Jean, how can you say not quite right, this is absolutely beautiful, so come out of your comfort zone more often, I love this painting dear Jean congrats to a wonderful job

04-10-2014, 08:44 AM
Her face looks so delicate almost like porcelain. You have done a wonderful job. Please do some more.

04-10-2014, 10:19 PM
Thank you pai, Katie, Gary, DA, Pat and Amanda your comments are very appreciated and now if my muse stays home for awhile I just might try another in oils :D

04-10-2014, 10:33 PM
One more comment Jean, I think you did a wonderful job, a lovely lady there!

04-11-2014, 12:03 AM
It doesn't look so. You probably still need to practice a little on this subject, but you look already promising in this first one.

04-11-2014, 01:12 AM
Beware of the white circle! stay inside of it and never-ever will happen to you. We will call it the Commmfort Zzzoooone, ok? Now, if you leave it all sort of unexpected and enriching experiences will try to make contact with you. Be warned!.... I quess nobody told you that before. :-):D .... so i wish you wonderful leaping.

04-11-2014, 06:52 AM
It definitely looks like a porcelain doll! Brava!

04-13-2014, 01:30 AM
Wonderful work:)

04-13-2014, 06:05 AM
Now that's nice work, inspires me to give women with funny hats a try. It really is quite good.

04-13-2014, 08:57 AM
Thank you Sandy, Caesar, Orkhan, Andrea, Silvy and Gms your comments are much appreciated :)

the porcelain look probably comes from the years I spent making porcelain dolls including soaking the lace for their dresses in porcelain and then putting it all together and firing them :D