Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Virginia and Gabriella


Mariano, is an artist who is not afraid to go out on a limb. He is a very gifted artist. Determined to do portraits and to be proud of each one that he does is
a gift in of itself. He is eager to master the art of portraiture and does not sabotage his early attempts with harsh self criticism.

Inspired by him I have done these two sketches of my grand daughters.

23 comments:

  1. I love these sketches of your beautiful granddaughters! Great job.

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  2. Beautiful sketched Joan. Love them both and what lovely grand daughters you have.

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  3. I've never seen you do people. These are lovely and tender portraits!!!

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  4. Very lovely and the family connection between them is very obvious from looking at these gentle sketches!

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  5. Such a great feeling in your lines both delicate and emotive. Saw the thumbnail of one of your granddaughters on Douglas Clark's blog and followed it here.
    It was very nice to discover the second granddaughter. She's just as lovely as the first.

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  6. Great expressions, Joan! glad you tried this...the love shines...they will cherish these.

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  7. Hi Joan.
    Brilliant drawings my friend. Really skilled drawings, well done. I`m having trouble with my Computer, ( Who doesn`t ) So if I`m a bit behind in my visiting, please forgive me. Also, I`m in the process of changing my server, new Email address soon. Keep those lovely drawings coming Joan. They are well worth looking at. All the best Joan.
    Vic.

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  8. Very sweet--nice drawings! Children are very hard to do, I think. You did great on these.

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  9. Greetings Joan,,, so glad I came across your stunning site, wow! Your sketches are just beautiful...such sweet innocent faces your granddaughters ...I love the contrast in the bold and lighter lines .....Amazing work! Linda

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  10. Wow those are beautiful and sweet portraits. They are very lively and realistic.

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  11. Hi Hilda,

    Thank you so much for the very nice compliment on my drawing and my grand daughters. You visit is and encouragement are truly appreciated.

    Have a great day,
    Joan

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  12. Hi dors,
    Thank you so much for the encouragement and compliment on my grand daughters, I will be visiting you site shortly.

    All the best to you
    Joan

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  13. Hi Joan,

    Thank you so much, I don't really do portraits as much as I used to, I rather do landscapes.

    See you soon at plein air, yesterday I was sick and missed Avalon.

    See you soon.
    Joan

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  14. Hi Marie,

    Thank you so much for the encouraging words. I always hesitate to do family members. I appreciate your visit.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  15. Hi Shirley,

    I thank you for the visit and the wonderful compliment and I thank Douglas Clark for showing a thumbnail on his blog. I will visit you soon.

    all the best to yo
    Joan

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  16. Hi Cathyann,

    I truly appreciate your comment. You are such a fine portrait artist. Thank you for the encouragement.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  17. Hi Vic,

    I hope your computer problems have been solved. Thank you for your encouraging words my friend. I noticed you have a new painting posted I will be over shortly.

    All the best to you.
    Joan

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  18. Dear Stephanie,

    Thank you so very much. I always worry when doing children, especially when they are related. Your comment is truly appreciated.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  19. Hi Linda,

    Thank you so much for the lovely compliment. I will be visiting your blog shortly.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  20. Hi Shelley,

    Your visit and compliment are very encouraging to me. I will be visiting your blog shortly.

    All the best to you,

    Joan

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  21. For some reason while we had problems with the blog, my thank you comments were deleted. So here it is :

    Shirley, Cathyann, Stephanie, Linda, Shelly, and last but not least my friend Vic, I thank you all for the very kind comment on my grand daughters sketches. Your kind response are truly encouraging.

    Happy Painting everyone.
    Joan

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  22. Hi Joanie,

    Great sketches of the girls. You are on to something! You definitely captured Virginia and Gabriella as well.

    Sue

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  23. Hi Suzy,

    Thank you, I appreciate the encouragement and support you have always given me.

    Talk soon.

    Joanie

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