Umeko by Margaret

Umeko

Acrylic on heavy paper.

She wears her pink kimono
decorated with green
in honour of her love
never blossomed to red
Pink is her colour
mild, the safer side of wild.
Pink is romantic and disarming
of all colours compiled.....

Tried to be looser with the brush..well made the background:) Just had to add a touch of bling :))
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lovely as usual Margaret, her skin is so porceline like. Gorgeous:)
over 3 years ago
Lynnie so generous and kind ..thank you! M:)
over 3 years
beautiful!!!..with that special tough of Margaret!!!!...:o)
over 3 years
Thx so much my friend!
over 3 years
Stunning beauty, captured here,, ,Margaret,,such lovely skin tone,,and I love soft pinks,, for summer,,very nice,artwork, dear,, Sincerely, Doris
over 3 years
Dear Doris happy spring/summer colours for Europe!
Many thanks for your kind comments. Warmest Margaret
over 3 years
Wow, Margaret, let me get my breath! You have produced another exeptional peice of art, pure breath-taking!! I absolutely love our style, your attention to detail, use use of colour, your talent!!! What a gift you have - I am indeed in total awe at all of your jaw-dropping achievements!!
over 3 years
WOW Jack! So generous and kind with your comments.
Glad you like the detail because it's a 'thing' with me...difficultly stopping sometimes! BIG thank you M:)
over 3 years
Margaret, totally my pleasure!! :-)
over 3 years
Wow Margaret,this is so beautiful! I like the colous,the backround,....!Best regards!
over 3 years
Thanks so much. I like the apple greens with pink and I did try to be not so constructed with my strokes...failed except for the background.
Appreciate M:)
over 3 years
Isn't this a joy!! That...palette!! Esp. those pinks and roses and, and, and!! The..deeeeetails!! Esp. that beeeeeautifully-worked vest and that...jeeeeeeewellery!! Am esp. enchanted with her loooovely face...Is that serenity? Meloncholy? There's something...what?? Soooo lost about her...A Very Moving and maaaaaagnificent painting!! 5*+++ Hugs, Charlotte
over 3 years
LOL :)Charlotte the jewellery.... yes she standing very still and it's sooooo heavy she can't move!! She's lost her love and wondering will she ever find it again. Thx so my my srt friend for giving me a happy morning!! Hugs and smiles M:)
over 3 years
Nice work on the skin tones and background
over 3 years
Thanks so much Harold, I really struggle with skin tones in acrylic..oils ok! M:)
over 3 years
very beautiful.Ilove the backround!
over 3 years
Appreciate so much Pavlos!
over 3 years
Superb work Margaret and perfect background:o)
over 3 years
Thx my friend glad you like it.. never sure if I get it! I even liked the background just spotching it in LOL M:)x
over 3 years
Love her soft lovely expression, wonderful fresh skin tones Margaret. Very beautiful!
over 3 years
Thank you. Think I am getting the hang of skin tones and acrylics...think LOL! Really appreciate..loved your new one! M:)
over 3 years
The jewelry is beautiful! Also love the way you did the background! The texture in the background makes the foreground stand out perfectly!
over 3 years
Geonna that hadn't occurred to me. I really just spotched in the background first and was going back but got caught up in the jewels..as usual!
Thank you so much for your insightful comment. M:)
over 3 years
Shes beautiful and the kimono is gorgeous in its detail.
over 3 years
Appreciate your support so much Dion..you know how I love fiddling with detail! M:)
over 3 years
She Is so Gorgorous!Such Soft ,Delicate Skin:)Beautiful Eyes!I love her Bling:)Wonderfully Done!
over 3 years
Glad you like the bling! thanks so much for your kind comments! loved you intrigate work! M:)
over 3 years
pink and green colors of the heart, beautifully balanced in this painting,

thanks for your nice comment on my pic
have a great day

Nandy
over 3 years
Colours of the heart...sounds beautiful. Thank you so much Nandy!
over 3 years
Beautiful, like an exotic bird from paradise.
over 3 years
Oh Vincent that was such a lovely comment ..thank you! M:)
over 3 years
Very pretty lady, I love the work on jewellery's and dress decorations.
over 3 years
Hi Kostas. I love fiddling with jewellery and bits:) thanks so much for your comment. M:)
over 3 years
Lovely work Margaret! Well done! *****
over 3 years
Deepa thank you for you support makes me keeo on! M:)
over 3 years
Another beautiful face and her hairstyle is so interesting. Love the poem too, the background and.... everything, Margaret. Keep sharing your beautiful ladies with us. My big hug, Isaura
over 3 years
Thank you dearest Isaura. I was almost afraid everyone was getting a little tired of my girls.
You have inspired me to keep at them! Big hugs to you M:)
over 3 years
The green 'loose' background makes her even more perfect..her skin is to die for..her eyes generous and cool...the bling says she is no iceberg and the pink is the little girl inside every woman!As always beautifully painted Margaret!x
over 3 years
Loose brush strokes are somewhat difficult for me but I am trying and glad to know it works.Shirley really appreciate your very kind input. I am so a DT person you all keep me at it on this site! M:)
over 3 years
Shes beautiful. Love that touch of bling and her perfect skin, her blue eyeshadow and the flower detail. Just love it all.xx
over 3 years
Thx so much Jo for your kind comments. Appreciate. M:)
over 3 years
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MargaretNew Zealander,adopted by Australia. Never realised I had any creativity until I swapped Latin for art. My great art school teacher encouraged me to try for Fine arts diploma and attend university. A blink later I decided I wanted to be a fashion designer. Thought you just sketched frocks not have to draft patterns etc!!Both my father and teacher all but disowned me when I and decided painting faces (makeup) was my thing. Makeup is a form of art I think.

Can't really remember anything I learnt formally. So I am basically self teaching my way along.I probably get caught up in too much detail as I paint with canvas board on my lap watching TV,playing music and eating chocolates!

My greatest influences were Pietro Annigoni.His charcoal...
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