Ava Gardner by Loretta Lytle

Ava Gardner

pencil and charcoal portrait for my daughter on bristol 11" x 14" :}
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Another classic stunner,Loretta. You are just amazing,Yours,Barry.
over 4 years ago
Hi, Barry, thank you loads, liked this but I am going to draw the Ava Gardner I remember, more sensual looking :}
over 4 years
Fabulous,, Loretta,,, beautiful lady and lovely hat,, 5***** Sincerely, Doris
over 4 years
Hi, Doris, thank you, glad you like her and her hat :}
over 4 years
What a gorgeous portrait, Loretta of Ava Gardener, the Actress! Lovely charcoal portrait portraying her beauty and such a distinct style in black and white, marvelous! 5***** Regards Angela Susan
over 4 years
Hi, Angela, thank you, glad you like her :}
over 4 years
gorgeous Loretta
over 4 years
hi, Denise, thank you :}
over 4 years
Love Ava...great portrait...love the dress and I love hats!!!
over 4 years
hi, Lynne, thanks so glad you like her and her hat :}
over 4 years
Wonderful portrait, Loretta, you have captured her beauty, elegance and expression, well done!!
over 4 years
thank you, ERMIS, so glad you like her. my daughter is very happy with her so mission accomplished :}
over 4 years
Great portrait Loretta, Love the light on the face and the shading. Beautifully executed portrait.
over 4 years
thank you very much, Carmela :}
over 4 years
stunning!!!! 5*s+++++
over 4 years
hi, lorena, thank you very much :}
over 4 years
Classy lady, very beautiful, well done!!
over 4 years
thank you very much, Beulah :}
over 4 years
wow just brillant loretta pencil portrait of ava gardner well done five stars michelle
over 4 years
hi, michelle, thank you, glad you like her :}
over 4 years
i love the hat loretta! beautiful portrait of a beautiful woman!! 5***** - joyce
over 4 years
hi, joyce, thanks, so glad you like her hat :}
over 4 years
wow wow!!!
over 4 years
thank you, thank you, Marjie :}
over 4 years
you have ava just right one of my favourites beautiful in black and white superb 5+***** bighug james
over 4 years
thank you, James appreciate it :}
over 4 years
So...beautifully done,Loretta!
over 4 years
thank you, Nalini, glad you like her :
over 4 years
Just fabulous Loretta, love it, what a beautiful version of the lovely Actress, my favourite. 5*****
over 4 years
hi, Priscilla, thanks, so happy you like her :}
over 4 years
love it loretta very good likeness
over 4 years
thank you very much :}
over 4 years
Great portrait ______great lady in cinema,one of the best ever______5******5!!!
over 4 years
thank you, pittore, I agree with you, she was a great actress :}
over 4 years
This is so good, Loretta. Definitely 5 *'s!
over 4 years
thank you very much, Heidi :}
over 4 years
Beautiful portrait, Loretta! it is so well done. 5*****
over 4 years
thank you very much :}
over 4 years
Love this lady. I also enjoy doing portraits from the old hollywood era. You did a wonderful job.
over 4 years
thank you very much, dian :}
over 4 years
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Loretta LytleI have been drawing since 12 yrs old, I am now 83 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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Do you paint ever in watercolours as well as acrylic , oils. If so what is your favorite medium to paint in ?
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