Shade of purple by Helena Barbagelata

Shade of purple

For the Challenge "My portrait in complementaries/high contrast"

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Superb style and colour in this stunning work!
over 2 years ago
Like your style Helena, great profile.
over 2 years
Wonderful style and Image Helena...janet x
over 2 years
love the colours
over 2 years
She looks sad and intense. interesting style. very nice.
over 2 years
Very original
over 2 years
Great composition and pallet. Well done...
over 2 years
love the use of few colours and the emotion portrayed.
over 2 years
an eerie painting this,works well.petal like ,galaxy like,very different
over 2 years
Love this approach Helena, such a beautiful depiction of contrasts, in such an unpredictable colors, love it ~~!~!
over 2 years
Fabulous portrait, love it.
over 2 years
STunning . the pink and green work so well together - this is so gentle and yet holds such strength of gaze
over 2 years
Striking portrait - excellent choice of colors!
over 2 years
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for Helena Barbagelata
Helena BarbagelataLisbon based artist. She works fundamentally with Watercolours, Pencil, Charcoal and Acrylics.

The greatest of all arts is life and its perfect expression.

www.coroflot.com/helenabarbagelata
Does anyone use drying retarder for acrylics? I find that this time of year the paint is drying as I am applying it. I have tried a slow drying gel but it just...
I think you should just switch to oils, Ian! I've used acrylics with a retarder (quite liquid) and it almost felt like oils, but by the next day or two I felt... view answer
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