I’m trying out a Gouache portrait today. I’m finding faces really challenging but interesting at the same time which is keeping me going.
August 28, 2019 at 21:33
I imagine, but I was too little. Many of the wives were in “Purdah”. Isolated in the servants’ house behind our house. My mother would talk and cajole them to come out of seclusion while my father was at work. 🙂
August 23, 2019 at 17:57
The people around us growing up were like pillars from our childhood. Shah is lost likely dead but he must have an interesting family?
August 22, 2019 at 23:09
I otfen do. Particularly in the past 5-6 years when I was digitalizing 95-99% of my parents photographs, dating back to the 19th century. So Shah, my cook, was an important member of the household. he taught me how to walk, to speak Urdu (which I forgot…) He is most likely dead, he was a few years older than my father. I hope he had a good life.
August 21, 2019 at 11:07
Do you ever wonder whatever happened to him and his family?
August 21, 2019 at 10:58
Thanx Crystal. The skin colour was challenging given my limited paints but it was rewarding trying to solve the problem.
August 16, 2019 at 16:58
Faces are indeed challenging. This portrait reminded me of my cook Shah, a Pashtun from the Khyber Pass. 🙂
August 7, 2019 at 17:19
You have a great sense of colour and have done so well with his skin tone, using many colours but making it look so natural.
August 6, 2019 at 15:20
Thanx Bela. Early days so far but enjoying it 💕😘🤗
August 6, 2019 at 02:00
This is amazing. I appreciate them both, but really love this one!
August 5, 2019 at 11:50
Thank you so much for your heartwarming praise 🙏🤗💕🌹
August 5, 2019 at 11:49
Thanx so much. Faces are a rewarding challenge
August 5, 2019 at 08:43
this is the best style/voice I’ve seen you use!!! keep on.
August 4, 2019 at 13:37
You do faces exceptionally well.