Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas in Cape Town

Well Christmas 2008 has come and gone and in Cape Town, we had glorious weather to enjoy our usual outdoor Christmas lunch. This is a picture of our friend, Dawne - nuclear physicist turned cello maker - relaxing after a rather large meal.


And I have discovered the person who belongs to my painting. Her name is Jo Ann Elig and she lives in Rhode Island in the United States. Check our her blog. This is the original picture and I've posted my painting again as a comparison.

9 comments:

Dianne said...

Dear Liz,
You have done a great job with this portrait! You have caught the likeness incredibly. Well done having a go with this challenge!
Love the Christmas photo too.
Love Dianne x x

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Di. Does one usually compare the original with the painting? The lady in the pic, Dawne, studied nuclear physics, went to Europe, didn't like the macho stuff that went with her job and went to live in Cromono in Italy and studied cello making. She's a real character.

sanjeev joshi said...

Congrats for a test win !! go for the kill and make it 3-0.
Happy new year.May you paint many wonderful paintings and keep in touch....

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Sanjeev. Wasn't it great - I was up all night watching and we are a very happy country, sports wise, right now.

Carolann said...

Great portrait, and really good likenss. You should win a prize!!

Art with Liz said...

Gosh Carolann thank you so much. I would love a prize! But comments from artists such as yourself are really all the prize I need.

Watercolorist said...

Wow! You really captured the likeness. I have wanted to do portraits of my grandchildren but so far have found lots of reasons to delay trying. You have inspired me.
Jean

Sheila said...

Aah.... so you're the artist of one of my favorite portraits submitted for the DSFDF challenge. Congrats on such a wonderful warm and bright painting. I'm sure she'll be delighted!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Jean, hope you post the portraits when you're finished!

And thank you Sheila - I loved doing it even though I was rather nervous.