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This is mixed media, acrylic and oil and was painted with the permission of the Photographer Peppino Bonu from Italy. Size is 4ft x 3ft on canvas.
Portrait Painting
Over 30 days ago

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Yangtianli - Over 30 days ago
fantastic painting! love the how the fabric looks like it's flowing!
Em Gee - Over 30 days ago
Thank you!! It was a pleasure and joy to paint this series of emotional people!!
Chris Barwick - Over 30 days ago
you have great skill in capturing a persons essence
Em Gee - Over 30 days ago
Thanks so much Chris....I am a bit of a feeler of the Spirit....I am glad I don't see them though......
Paper Doll Eve - Over 30 days ago
The baby is soooo sweet.
Em Gee - Over 30 days ago
Yes ...I rememer the first time I saw that photo, and I wrote to the artist and asked for permission to paint it....3 weeks I waited and a reply with a big Yes!! I was so excited and jumped still remain friends today and I can paint from any of his fabulous works...He is Italian and I met him when I was on Webshots....which shut last year to the shock of millions as it was a great loving community. They introduced some new yukky cloud thing without telling anybody and the majority revolted and some went to some people had nobody but their friends they had made. Great that many can keep in touch and also through Facebook.....I love photography too and it goes hand in hand with my art at times.......
Paper Doll Eve - Over 30 days ago
Wonderful to keep in touch with the friends you've made
Em Gee - Over 30 days ago
Yes it is Eve..and here is a lovely place too:))
Paper Doll Eve - Over 30 days ago
I'm in love with the baby. I want a picture of mine!
Em Gee - Over 30 days ago
Dear little baby....I painted a pic of the baby on its own for a client. They ordered 6 african artworks and I don't even know where the photos Do you have a baby of your own Eve....
Paper Doll Eve - Over 30 days ago
A little girl, she was born prematurely at 6 months gestation. She is now 6 months and she's gorgeous. Her picture is on my Facebook page Check her out
Em Gee - Over 30 days ago
Oh Eve,,,,that must have been hard for you all, as sooo tiny, but wonderful that she is great...and can't wait to meet her...Off to do that now...I keep a low low profile with facebook and until I want to be seen I don't tick or like anything
Em Gee - Over 30 days ago
She is soo beautiful Eve, and yes, you are Blessed with such a precioius angelic presence and may Angels always watch over her and Bless her life...........
Paper Doll Eve - Over 30 days ago
Thank you so much Em. She weighed 2 lb 2 oz. She had no complications though, she's a tough little girl, I cried more than she did lol. I'm super lucky to have her.
KenLeinaar - Over 30 days ago
SO very beautiful.
Em Gee - Over 30 days ago
She is a little champion Eve and I have no doubt about the tears, but more, they were rivers of joy for the beauty that you behold and are blessed with in that tiny little Angel:))
Em Gee - Over 30 days ago
Thank you for the kind words Ken, as ever appreciated:))
Libby Geiselmayr - Over 30 days ago
Very beautiful and powerful work, Em!
Em Gee - Over 30 days ago
Thanks Libby, and I liked that one rare thing for me....
Em Gee - Over 30 days ago
or maybe it is more that after a lifetime of pumping out artworks,,,,,,,there were only a few that I held close to my heart and we can't keep them or we wouldn't be able to!!
David Thomas - Over 30 days ago
why did you make that baby cry? Ha Ha very realistic!
Em Gee - Over 30 days ago
Thanks again David!!! ran away with the old in Africa....Her husband flew for Emirates..and she approached me on an African artsite for a donation for aids....Aids all right...She just forgot to say it was aiding!! They were huge paintings....and now I have learned...Do the paperwork:)) NO such thing as handshakes..
Artistix - Over 30 days ago
4ft X 3Ft - and so detailed! Truly stunning is what, young lady!
Cb - Over 30 days ago
I agree with David, this is stunning!
Em Gee - Over 30 days ago
Thank you both David and Ceci, this was probably close to my fav... although I totally loved painting all of the
African series......:))
Demaris M. Jarvis - Over 30 days ago
I LOVE THIS!!! You're so awesome Em!!! ;-)
Em Gee - Over 30 days ago
Yeah....I did love this one too Demaris....
Em Gee - Over 30 days ago
And I don't love many of them at all.....
Shenavery Cherry - Over 30 days ago
I have drawn and painted from this site as well...i wasnt gonna display the work though because it wasnt authorized but you have just encouraged me to reach out and contact the artist. Painted one and pencil drawn the other, himba women with babies.
Em Gee - Over 30 days ago
I got that and it was beautiful Shenavery. Yes just always ask, most people are more than thrilled that you want to do art from their photos....and if this site, then yes do ask as then you don't have to sorry about a thing. I used to be on Webshots and got permission from a lot of people there...but that disbanded and everybody went all over. Some went to flickr...and I have a site there still, althought not on at all this year. Try Flickr and have a look there, and send them a message. A guy from flickr I know emailed me yesterday asking if he could used a photo in a musical video he was putting together of others photos...I said go for it and you have my permission. It just saves in this super sue world with copyrights etc........
Robyn W. Gordon - Over 30 days ago
I love this piece!
Em Gee - Over 30 days ago
Thanks Robyn and I had a soft spot for it too....My first African one....
Chris Barwick - Over 30 days ago
Hi em gee i will be back here soon
Em Gee - Over 30 days ago
Hey Chris....that is what you said last!! Hope you are going great!!
Ann Supan - Over 30 days ago
3.5K views...188 kudos...I guess you've been ripped off because this portrait deserves the same amount as the views. I'm sure not all of those 3.5 K people knows how to kudo but they had to admire this - the color, texture and expression is have to love it :)
Em Gee - Over 30 days ago
lol....I don't worry about that Ann and yes I did love creating this and all the others in that series...They were a joy thank you and thanks for your concern!!
John Houseman - Over 30 days ago
I like how the earth tone figures figures stand out against the earth tone background. Warm and inviting.
Em Gee - Over 30 days ago
Thanks John...and yes the earth tones are beautiful to work with....Something about them for sure...
Sonya Walker - Over 30 days ago
Bernadette Quander - Over 30 days ago
You capture the essence of life with your brush and palette knife!
Talia Spencer - Over 30 days ago
Beautiful :) feels very real, and powerful.
Jeanie Thompson - Over 30 days ago
Ingrid Zacharias - Over 30 days ago
I love this, with the sweet little baby and its still wobbly head tilting over to the side and facing us. The mother with her hair specially groomed in it's unique way. The mother reminds me of a lady from Africa who used to attend our English as a second language classes. Her name was queen. She was tall, beautiful and statuesque just like the mother in this photo.
Art & Wood Design - Over 30 days ago
Simply beautiful, portrait masterpiece Em~G!
Mikki Major - Over 30 days ago
Beautiful,portrait You are Truly a master,at what you do please to meet you,God bless!
Ingrid Zacharias - Over 30 days ago
Love all your work Em! Why did you cut your portfolio down to only 5?
N. Thomas Miller - Over 30 days ago
You have a great heart of love (and skill) that permeates all you work-- so when you think about your next life-- which I saw alluded to in one of your comments-- might I suggest you run for the highest office(s). We need more leaders with your depth of love as well as sense of beauty. I'm serious.
V.Srividhya - Over 30 days ago
Beautiful portrait! Great work indeed!
Art & Wood Design - Over 30 days ago
A favorite
Brian Brown - Over 30 days ago
Like your art a lot
Karen Rene' Christopher - Over 30 days ago
You are so good at what you do!
Art & Wood Design - Over 30 days ago
Margaret Shorter - Over 30 days ago
Kory Fluckiger - Over 30 days ago