Lovely and amazing detail!

Awesome work as usual, Marilyn. Detail is just stunning

Another beautiful painting, Marilyn.

Really beautiful work, as usual, Marilyn!

Superb, have missed seeing your work.

Beautiful work as always.

Thank you so much everyone for your lovely comments and for looking at my work.

Your detail always is outstanding. What I wondered was how you achieve the dot like appearance of the face, neck and hair. What medium do you use Marilyn? An intriguing, beautiful style and so beautifully accomplished.


Beautiful calm use of pattern.

I admire your patience for all the patterns. Lovely.

Great art and enduring skill, Marilyn!

Hi Carole - I use brush pens throughout the entirety of the work.

Wonderful painting Marilyn!

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This is a “painting” of a 17 year old Italian girl. The reference did not have patterned fabrics but I went on my usual detailfest! It’s a bit of a tribute to my favourite artist, Pablo Jurado Ruiz. Unfortunately, the mauves in the photo have turned into greys which is frustrating as the original is more colourful.

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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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