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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

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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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