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The Lady in Green

Those of you that have been following my paintings will recognize this lady. I have painted her face several times, attempting to capture the emotions that she displayed at a party almost 100 years ago. She didn’t fit in with the rest of the crowd, sitting apart from the rest of them, and looking away from them as well. Was she in trouble? Was she just insulted? I’ll never know, but she has captivated my interest for some time now. I hope you like her too.

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  1. August 30th, 2011 at 13:39 | #1

    Beautiful work. So much backstory is in her expression and demeanor. Well done! Happy PPF!

  2. August 29th, 2011 at 07:56 | #2

    what a great photo and what a beautiful job you did of this portrait. I wonder what she was looking at and thinking of? Gorgeous.

  3. August 28th, 2011 at 12:43 | #3

    That’s such an interesting photo! I can see why this particular lady interests you. I think the portrait is wonderful and really does make you want to get in her head and find out what she was thinking.

  4. August 28th, 2011 at 06:00 | #4

    Wonderful face and such a great painting, can see why you are fascinated with her. Happy PPF, Annette x

  5. Angela
    August 27th, 2011 at 17:57 | #5

    What an expressive portrait. I feel I can tell what she is thinking.

  6. August 27th, 2011 at 15:11 | #6

    Captivating, gorgeous and amazing! Your work is outstanding!

  7. August 27th, 2011 at 02:48 | #7

    Wow so powerful!!!! She looks distraught, possibly feeling contempt about something. She may even be in a state of depression. Incredible emotion! Very well done!!

    Hugs Giggles

  8. August 26th, 2011 at 23:09 | #8

    Very powerful. I would love to see the others

  9. August 26th, 2011 at 19:38 | #9

    Whoa…absolutely amazing. I don’t think I could ever capture that kind of emotion on paper. Impressive!

  10. geckostone
    August 26th, 2011 at 18:49 | #10

    Yes she is captivating! Thanks for showing us the original photo! Your likeness to her is amazing, excellent work! Perhaps she is distracted by someone or something not in the photo… oh to know her story! Deb

  11. August 26th, 2011 at 17:50 | #11

    That is a captivating expression – I can see why you would revisit her face… Beautiful and intriguing!

    xo
    Kristin

  12. August 26th, 2011 at 16:23 | #12

    Excellent portrait, the look is not easily forgotten, is a look that reminds us of multiple feelings, very good.

  13. August 26th, 2011 at 15:31 | #13

    ohhh she is beautiful!!! happy weekend!!

  14. August 26th, 2011 at 15:16 | #14

    She looks deep in thought. I’m guessing you are painting her from a photo though…. unless you are doing exceptionally well for your age!

  15. August 26th, 2011 at 14:10 | #15

    I can see why you’re fascinated. She looks to me like she is thinking – why are you partying when this (horrible thing in my life) is happening? Of course, that’s just a guess!

    You did an incredible job!

  16. August 26th, 2011 at 11:38 | #16

    What a fabulous painting. You’re right, she is fascinating. Oh, the stories contained in that one photo…

  17. August 26th, 2011 at 10:21 | #17

    Yes, I’ve seen your earlier renditions of this painting and they are all wonderful. She does look like she was crying and trying to hide it. She has a wary — even stealthy — look about her, but that could be simply wanting to hide her tears. Or…perhaps she was being pursued and is looking over her shoulder to check that she successfully eluded her pursuer. Maybe she’s smuggling secrets. Maybe she is strung out on some kind of street drugs and anxiously waiting for her supplier. Maybe she has the flu and is pining away for her blankey. No matter what her story really was, you did SUCH a great job of creating her mood and she’d make a great illustration for a romantic, or even fantasy/adventure, novel. Maybe you could submit a copy to a publisher?

  18. August 26th, 2011 at 09:34 | #18

    you’ve done a beautiful job, very talented work!

  19. August 26th, 2011 at 09:02 | #19

    Awesome ~ Very expressive!
    namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

  20. August 26th, 2011 at 05:04 | #20

    How interesting to find ‘a face in the crowd’ that’s held your interest enough to make a series of it. Where did you come across this picture? Did you know that company? (I did follow your source to see the original. I knew right away which woman she was.)
    The project becomes more facinating because of you, if not her!

  21. esmeralda
    August 25th, 2011 at 19:59 | #21

    Fascinating.
    She looks as tho she’s been crying — or has seriously stressful things on her mind . . .

    Wow!

  22. esmeralda
    August 25th, 2011 at 19:57 | #22

    Fascinating She looks as tho she’s been crying — or has seriously stressful things on her mind . . .

    Wow!

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