Sunday, 31 May 2015

Oscar in black and white

This is my grandson Oscar at age 4 months, a few weeks ago. It's amazing how much it looks like him despite its simplicity. Here is the photo it was taken from....

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  1. I thought I had scheduled this to appear but when it did not, I checked and found that it was just a draft. After all this time, I am still getting it wrong!

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  2. Oh wow - how amazing. It is Oscar! Just goes to show how little you need to capture the essence of an image. This is such a strong piece, Helena. Very successful.

    Hilary

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  3. I am reminded of your monochromatic portrait of Marie-Anne, Helena. Bold and beautiful! Have you considered making one of your thermofax screens from Oscar's portrait and using it for one of your Warholesque multi-colour quilts? Maybe using photos taken at different ages?

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    1. Of course. I remember the other piece (http://12bythedozen.weebly.com/reflections.html ). And what about Lucy (http://12bythedozen.weebly.com/street-life.html ). Is there a black and white series starting here?

      Hilary

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  4. What a great idea Heather! Thank you, I will put it on my "to do" list.... And yes it was inspired by my portrait of Marie-Anne in our reflections series. I had also done one of Kathryn a few years before, in green.

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  5. What more can I say. Fabulous.

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  6. Very effective, hope the family are suitably impressed.

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  7. It has worked so well Helena. Right to the white spots on the eye to give sparkle and life!!

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  8. He is a cutie, from someone who was lucky enough to see him in person. Great job, Helena.

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  9. another heirloom
    gorgeous helena - striking resemblance and so beautiful that its done in cloth

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  10. It's amazing how little detail we need to completely understand a picture. Did you use any computer photo manipulation programs to get the black and white areas?, or did you just trace from the photo? Love it, and he looks gorgeous!

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  11. Really great. So simple but captures the true essence of the expression on his little face.

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  12. You've really caught his expression. He's lovely, both in life and in quilt!

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