Ava Gardner by Loretta Lytle

Ava Gardner

pencil and charcoal portrait for my daughter on bristol 11" x 14" :}
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Loretta LytleI have been drawing since 12 yrs old, I am now 86 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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I loved painting this pic I let the paint flow along with the tears. Have you painted a place that reminds you of a lost loved one?
If ever a painting merited the description "Mystic River" or "Still Waters" this does. Beautiful colour palette and a a loose unstructered flow. Magical and... view answer
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