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post #1 of Old 07-15-2016, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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A portrait

Admitedly not my strongpoint and I prefer landscapes, but I had a go at a watercolour portrait using photographs and imagination. The subject is Colonel T.E.Lawrence, ie, Lawrence of Arabia. Here are the initial sketch and the finished work. ( I may do a bit more finishing somewhere along the line.)
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Indeed, indeed, Repentance oft before, I swore---but was I sober when I swore?
And then and then came Spring, and Rose-in-hand, My thread-bare Penitence apieces tore.
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It's a wonderful portrait. I do think the eye on the left (looking at it - not his left) is a bit off thou. I could never do as well so who am I to talk.



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It's a wonderful portrait. I do think the eye on the left (looking at it - not his left) is a bit off thou. I could never do as well so who am I to talk.
You might be right Terry and I welcome the comment, but it's only a practise attempt so I'll leave it. At least I can claim it's original. Done a little bit of touching up and stuck a simulated frame on it. The National Portrait Gallery haven't been in touch yet.
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Indeed, indeed, Repentance oft before, I swore---but was I sober when I swore?
And then and then came Spring, and Rose-in-hand, My thread-bare Penitence apieces tore.
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It looks good now. You are very talented.



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