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May 31, 2012 June 1, 2012

Filed under: Daily Post,Portraits & Self Portraits,Watercolors — lindahalcombfineart @ 6:22 am
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I have set aside my Yupo for the moment. I stumbled on a photograph of a man with the biggest smile I ever saw. It was enchanting. As many of you know I am fascinated by faces and frequently do rough sketches from magazines and then make them my own. I usually am intrigued by one facial feature that catches my eye. In this case it was the crinkly, laughing eyes. I started thinking about what could make him laugh – he’s having fun – why? – he’s at a festival – what’s happening? – fireworks – shazam! I can use my abstract palette of pthalo blue, quin magenta and cad yellow to make it took like he’s watching fireworks. What fun!!!!!! Are YOU smiling?

Laughing man


10 Responses to “May 31, 2012”

  1. judy Says:

    Yes, I am smiling, Linda! Thanks for sharing some sunny thoughts on this gloomy, rainy day. I love your laughing man and I love the idea of making it fireworks that’s causing all that mirth!

  2. Ka-boom! This one was really fun – even when I wasn’t painting it very well!

  3. ruthsartwork Says:

    Love the smiling blue man. He makes me think of some of the sf books I’ve read – in a good way. He has a certain air of mystery.

  4. this is great! great smile! great colors! just brings a smile to the viewers face

  5. Carol King Says:

    Yes! I AM smiling. Wonderful.

  6. lesliepaints Says:

    I really like your use of non-local color in this portrait as it proves, that you can paint anything if you get the values correct. Totally cool, Linda!

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