Wonder by Dawn McGuire


This an attempt a very textural portrait, I have tried with the light and I know it could still be improved but I have had enough! It took bout 10 hours. The photo is a bit dark, but I like the texture.
As always beautiful people crits an comments gracefully recieved! Hugs an gratitude! : )xxx
I just read tour lovely statement Dawn, so wonderful to not meet but will get to know I'm sure!
I look at this and feel that wonder.
Truly amazing work!
Thanks for the connection
over 1 year ago
Thankyou for your kind words Jacqui.. I have come for inspiration and encouragement.. Thank you! x
over 1 year
I am not sure about the effectiveness of the texture in the overall expression of the art form but your overall rendering is outstanding, though I must admit it was the texture that grabbed my attention first. The color choices are provocative. I must encourage you to pursue this technique further as I like what is happening from a deep guttural sense. This particular iconic facial rendering is anchored fast in artistic works through out the ages and you are very good with it. I have pursued the form my self on a few occasions, but not with quite the success you have.

I really do like it on many levels and hope to see more of your work!
over 1 year
Thank you so much John for your time and reflective contemplation on this work. Your thoughts are very much appreciated! : ))
over 1 year
WOW this is unforgettable, original, unique portrait, those big innocent eyes, what a very pretty child indeed! A favorite indeed!
over 1 year
You are soo kind Marie! Thank you so much for your kind words.. I have not created anything like it since! x
over 1 year
WOW! This is stunning. The texture is brilliant! The eyese make me want to stare at this for hours! Really love it!
over 1 year
Grace thank you! such kind words.. I am really glad you like it! x
over 1 year
At first sight this painting of yours seems a child with her face covered with flowers. that is a flower with many flowers on top. LOvely expression. My kindest regards and all my best wishes, Isaura
over 1 year
Thank you so much Isaura for your thoughtful creative comment. Thank you for the inspiration. Big hugs! x
over 1 year
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for Dawn McGuire
Dawn McGuireHello Beautiful People.. x

I feel truely honoured to be part of this Incredible Community.

I LOVE to enthuse and inspire people, and if I cannot enthuse you with my work then I will try with my words.

The constant flow of serious quailty work on this site is INCREDIBLE!!..

A Real Big THANKYOU to Everybody for their Amazing support and interest in my work and for sharing their work and veiws with me.... I cant get over the fact that I feel genuine affection for everyone yet have never met anyone? It is, it seems, as if you come to know people through their work its magical....

I am sorry I have not been on the site much of late but my life can be exceptionally demanding and I am prone to dark periods. Please don't take it...
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This is you and it is the best of both worlds. You are good at inventing patterns and using bright colors. You refer to this as realism but I 'm asking my self... view answer
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