Siobhan or the Irish girl

Siobhan or the Irish girl

Another good one Satu! Is this the portrait season? I'm busy working on an oil portrait of my grand daughter, from a poor photo. It's more an exercise in skin tones but when the person is familiar, it's harder because it has to look like them!

Lovely work Satu

Lovely portrait, Satu.

The square format has worked well Satu. A lovely Irish girl.

It must be portrait season indeed Marjorie, so many great works. Thank you very much for your comments Marjorie, Jim, Cesare and Sylvia.

Very good portrait Satu. The light on her face is just right. Like your signature here as well. It sounds silly but they have to be right first time don't they ( when in watercolour) and I sometimes find that the hardest part! :)

Very effective. Lovely use of colours. I like a bit of red.

Perfect for the shape Satu love the face and the garment

Thank you ever so much Louise, Gudrun, Dennis and Ivan for your lovely comments! Yes, you're right Louise with the signature, I always leave it until I have to varnish the painting but now I had to do it with the same colour which is domident in the painting and fortunately it came out ok.

Beautiful bold portrait Satu I love the strong highlights

The limited palette is so effective here. Beautiful portrait, beautiful girl.

It's just lovely Satu.

Thank you very much Diana, Sharon and Henry, much appreciated!

Great shading Satu, love the position of her head too.

Thank you very much Carole!

This is so beautiful, Satu. A stunning portrait, love it.

Love the aspect, head slightly tilted back and great use of a limited but harmonious palette.

Thank you so much Mia and Andre for your lovely comments.

Hang on Studio Wall

Another portrait with minimum colour range on square canvas.

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