The Lady of the Rings

The Lady of the Rings

I think you should give up the day job and go full artist! This is fabulous. I bow down to anyone who can do portraiture, and anyone who can do it this well is doing something right!

Thank you so much for your encouragement Jennifer.


I agree with Jennifer, Marilyn. This is wonderful. Your portraits are amazing.

Wonderf colour reflections and great painting Marilyn.

Not just great skill but a super pose and look.

Thank you so much Tony, Tessa, Seth and Carole for your support.

This is incredible, especially the ands. What t,aren't Marilyn.

Whatever medium you use, Marilyn, your skill is undeniable. This portrait is amazingly fabulous.

Just beautiful Marilyn. I don't know how to paint faces so I am in awe of you for this one and the others. So thoughtful, that gaze. I wonder what she's thinking? or maybe something has just caught her eye. Is it you? It could be you with darker hair, you know.

Absolutely amazing portraiture!

Fantastic work Marilyn. The sheer detail of the hat would take me forever, and never turn out like that. Hat off to you.

This is marvellous Marilyn, a super portrait.

Thank you very much to everyone for your support of my work - much appreciated!

Those eyes and pursed lips .... terrific! Wonderful light and colour. Hands, rings and hair and even the hat all very well painted. Marilyn - you are one talented lady.

Wonderful painting

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Decided my colours were becoming too muted so painted this one as an experiment with Faber Castell PITT pens and a little coloured pencil. I used a Q-tip to blend the PITT pens (which are Indian Ink) before drying but I think maybe I’ll stick to the day job after all. Worth a go though.

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Marilyn De la Cruz

I went to Birmingham Art School straight after leaving school but had not considered my job prospects carefully enough at that age so left and did not consider taking up art again until much later in life. Now that I am retired I have much more time on my hands to paint and hope my artwork brings…

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