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Contemplative Lady

Voy Kay
16 Jan 2022

Instead of following John Thamm's version, I decided on painting my own creation of a lady. Optional, I chose her to wear a face mask since, whether we like it or not, it has become a normal sight in public places all around the world. To support our tireless clinic workers, I chose for a nurse to pose here.

Further more, this is my 200th Bob Ross recreation!!

Canvas used was a recycled budget 12"x16". The vague background were the remains of 'A copper winter' S30E5 (see add picture), my dragon that I had released two days ago.
Hardest part was to scrape off paint from a new painting which me and the family were all unhappy about. Nicest was to use some of the old background in a new creation! I might try such endeavours more in the future.

Hope you like this initiative and please, don't look too close to her eyes, my dominant hand has issues since over six years and thus I have troubles with finetuning details.

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Good job on painting a person... I never paint anything that has to have a certain shape, it's just too difficult for me.

Voy Kay
Conqueror of Challenges

Umagaan, this is the first time I painted a person of that size, she is about 8"x10". I have NO experience with portraits and painted this from a picture. I don't prepare this with a pencil or so, just put my brush in the paint and smash it on the canvas, as I also do with animals or buildings.

So your birches were bugging you a lot apparently. Nice audible Voy! Go Cowboys!

Voy Kay
Conqueror of Challenges

Yes Brian, I asked the family a second time and they agreed it had to go!

I tried my best with this portrait which I happen to like VERY much, although I'm a minority with that opinion.

And yeah, Cowboys face the 49'rs this evening, not the easiest of competitors!

A great rivalry game. The nurses hair looks great too!

Voy Kay
Conqueror of Challenges

I even wanted to give her green eyes, what would suit very well with her dark brown hair, but such detailed painting is fysically not possible for me.

I used to be a huge Chicago Bears fan in the 80's, but was forced to stop watching NFL because the British didn't broadcast anymore of the games towards Belgium.
Luckily we have internet now!

Great use of background to create a skin color! You took a bravery test Voy to erase what you don't like, congratulations! It is a big deal! Nice contrast of blue against the background makes a girl to stand out!

Voy Kay
Conqueror of Challenges

As always you are a true blessing for my creations Sunnylady!
SO HAPPY you like this one!

You know how difficult such detailed creations are for me. Pencils can be more forgiven but paint is not. I was terrified with her eyes up front but guess I managed well in the end.

Mgiese84
Cleanest Technique In The Game

Congrats on 200!!

Powerful image of our time, beautifully done. 200 - congratulations 🥳

Voy Kay
Conqueror of Challenges

Thanks Matt! I hope to do 30 or 40 more from Bob, those that interest me!

Voy Kay
Conqueror of Challenges

Indeed Guna, this was a leap for me to take but decided this morning to have a go! I only chose my character some 10 minutes before I started painting!

Voy Kay
Conqueror of Challenges

Indeed Emma, and I'm rather surprised I'm the first to pick this up and bring it out.

200 .... gosh, what an adventure (2 years and one month) it already has been!!

Voy Kay
Conqueror of Challenges

@ BRian.

Sorry pal, Cowboys let it slip away from them, but what a weird ending and referee decision!

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