Ava Gardner by Loretta Lytle

Ava Gardner

pencil and charcoal portrait for my daughter on bristol 11" x 14" :}
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wonderfully done!
over 3 years ago
thank you very much, Albertus, appreciate it :}
over 3 years
Ava, you were great and look great here in this portrait!
over 3 years
thank you, Ann, glad you like her :}
over 3 years
you are relay good with portraits!
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over 3 years
stunner! perfection! :)
over 3 years
thank you very much, TAB :]
over 3 years
wow how beautifully you've drawn her...and what a looker she was. wow. love the feather in her hat!
over 3 years
hi, Cris, thanks for looking at my pictures, glad you like her :}
over 3 years
this is beautiful!!! love the hat!!! :) x
over 3 years
thank you, Amanda, appreciate it :}
over 3 years
Beautiful portrait of a beautiful woman! I love all your work but this is my favorite! As far as beauty goes - I still prefer Hedy Lamarr.
over 3 years
thank you very much for viewing my pictures, appreciate it. I know what you mean, Hedy and many others of that era are very beautiful :}
over 3 years
Ah, I see you have a beautiful Ava too! Isn't she amazing to draw. Your portrait has a beautiful classic feel. Lovely :-)
over 3 years
thank you, Debra, yes she was a very beautiful woman :}
over 3 years
Superb likeness...wonderfully done! *****
over 3 years
thank you very much, Janet, appreciate it :]
over 3 years
Absolutely brilliant , this is a stunning I love this :)
over 1 year
thank you, Jacqueline, glad you like her :}
over 1 year
She was a beautiful lady Loretta, love the drawing, love the hat xx
11 months
thank you, Graham, this is one of my favorites :}
11 months
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Loretta LytleI have been drawing since 12 yrs old, I am now 85 yrs old. When I was 12 yrs old a parent of a classmate of mine told me to trace a picture of a pinup she drew for me and keep tracing until I felt I could draw it. that was how I taught myself how to draw the figure. I have drawn many nudes and pinups since then, I still have the first one I did at 12 yrs old. I have drawn mostly in pencil but have done some in colored pencil, pastels and watercolors. Most of my drawings have been of people and fashions. I have also been interested in drawing flowers mostly Roses. over the years I have done people, flowers, and landscapes in colored pencil, pastels, watercolors,oils and now acrylics. I have been doing a lot of artwork lately cause there...
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