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Monday, September 13, 2010

Girl in Pink

"Girl in Pink", 9" x 7", Oil on Museum Board
My small portrait marathon is now over for the time being as I have to focus on my trip to the UK.  In eight days I painted some 30 small portraits. Not all of them turned out and some painted themselves. Some I limited to 30 minutes, most were painted in less than an hour and at least one I struggled with over time and was still not satisfied. So though I am throwing out the unacceptably bad ones, I think I have enough for my husband to post one every day during the trip because I will not have access to a computer.  Some I have already posted.  Thank you all for your comments, both on the blog and through email.  I appreciate your encouragement!

4 comments:

  1. I have enjoyed your portrait studies...this one has wonderful light!

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  2. Your portraits are fabulous. You make them look so easy, and I know they aren't. Well, not for me, anyway.

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  3. Hey Kathryn,

    FYI, you can schedule blog posts if you wanted to create your posts now and have them go live one at a time. (Tell your husband I said you're welcome:)

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  4. Thank you all! Liz--thanks for letting me know about the scheduling--that is definitely going to be a relief for my husband!

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