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  • Re: Portrait Challenge BLOG

    Best DMP #5 lol  ;) ;)
  • Mona Lisa

    So I wanted to share this with you all because as artist I know you will appreciate it. Ed Salazar is a fine art artist who painted biblical themed art for free and donated his works for 22 years to be published to help readers picture bible accounts. He did this anonymously throughout that time. 

    He he is a master painter, I love his insights  on old masters and thought his comments on the Mona Lisa worth sharing....

    He is a humble person, I have asked many questions to other artist on instagram but usually I never get a response. He always responds and I have never met him personally, I love that.

    here he is with portrait of his wife and one of his commissioned pieces. 

    Hope you enjoy and find the thoughts about Mona Lisa as interesting as I did. ( He posts other old masters as well and interestingly enough his comments are similar to what Marks says )
  • Re: The Artist RJ Dygert

    It is a good likeness. The thoughts that came to my mind before scrolling and seeing reference photo was he has life and realism particularly in the eyes and nose. And I do agree with you darker backgrounds are great and add drama. 
    After seeing reference photo I still think the same lol. 
    You enjoyed painting it, you did a great job, and so what if it's not polished you set out to accomplish certain goals and made it happen = win win! It's a good piece  of artwork and better than that crazy painting that won $40,000 that I can't even look at cause it gives me a major headache lol. (With this one I can look at it and admire the work and skill) Well done!
  • Re: Instagram, anyone?

    Mine is 

  • Re: WIP - DMP #5 portrait

    Little further on it, truthfully I haven't spent much time painting lately just been swimming everyday in the pool with the kids lol. My Geneva paints where left on my palet since May 21st and I just picked up the dirty dipped brush wiped it and started to use whatever wasn't dry didn't need to add anything else, I did oil out the canvas since that was dry to the touch, but glad nothing else was wasted.