Friday, 30 March 2012

Portrait of Zoraida/Arsaytoma

Zoraida was my first flickr friend and she joined the Portrait Party soon after me. She is a generous spirit with a lively sense of humour and a great drawing style in both traditional and digital media. thanks to several JKPP meet ups we have met in the real world and enjoyed each others company. Recently I went to Barcelona to draw with some JKPPers and other artists, staying with Zoraida and enjoyed her marvellous hospitality. I have done other portraits of her but this linocut portrait has been selected by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters for their annual exhibition in May this year! http://www.therp.co.uk/ If you are in London at that time do go and see it along with all the other portraits on display.
I am in the final months of a 2 year portrait painting diploma and wouldn't have enjoyed it or improved my drawing practice so much without Julia's marvellous party which lets me look at faces as often and as long as I like whenever I want. Vital for a portrait artist!
thank you Julia and Zoraida both for being part of my portrait adventure!

39 comments:

  1. How wonderful that Zoraida is to be celebrated in the RSPP exhibition! Well done Maureen.

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  2. Congratulations Maureen - it's a lovely portrait and encapsulates the spirit of Zoraida and JKPP!

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    1. thank you Anna I'm glad you think so, they are both important to me and my practice as an artist!

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  3. This is fantastic. I'm so proud of knowing you! Your portrait of Zoraida is thoughtful, so expressive and with such light that I'm not suprised that it has been selected for the exhibition! Bravo!

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    1. Dear Marga, thank you so much. I hope to see you soon

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  4. This linecout are really fantastic as fantastic as your words!

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  5. The series of linocut portraits you have recently done Maureen have blown all of us away at Heatherley's - both tutors and we students alike. This is a beautiful portrait of Zoraida that seems to capture what it's like to her. The mark-making is very strong but sensitive. Bravo!

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  6. great news Maureen great portrait - will go see for sure - xSx

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  7. That's absolutely wonderful news Maureen, huge congratulations! I can see whay they would select this very accomplished work, a lovely lino cut. Bravo again! Janice Monmoli X

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    1. Many thanks Janice, so nice of you! x

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  8. Your "cuts" lino's and wood's showed alway amazing. I am glad you got RSP recognition you deserve!
    x
    Viv

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  9. I'm so pleased -- but hardly surprised, QB!

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  10. So happy for you ~ a well deserved accomplishment!
    Congratulations & a big virtual hug!
    G

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    1. oh that hug feels good, thank you dear Gila!

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  11. yeeeee! Bravo Maureen and Zoraida also!

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  12. Love your writing style too, I wonder if you write as much as you draw and print! Many congratulations on the Exhibition!!!

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    1. many thanks Roger, you flatterer you!

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  13. a great portrait Maureen. Good to hear you have enjoyed the course. I can't believe you are nearly at the end of it. Has it been that long since we met in the park?
    We'll try to make the exhibition. Yannik

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    1. yes, it's been ages and Eloise must be entirely changed by now! it would be lovely if you could get there. thanks for commenting

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  14. Wow! So exiting and not surprising ! Well deserved! Can't wait to see it at the exebition !
    Alla

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  15. Super congrats!
    And thanks for letting us know about it here.

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    1. Dear Julia without you it would be difficult to imagine it happening at all!

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  16. Glad to hear your selection, congratulations Maureen
    Remember ... The best is yet to come

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    1. muchas gracias amigo, I think you are right!

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  17. I'm so happy for you, Maureen! All your lino portrait series is awesome and deserves to be in the exhibition! Congratulations!
    And thanks for your kind woeds!

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    1. dear Zoraida, isn't it great that we will be there together? if you can spare an extra day in May we could go and see it before the JKPP meet up in Oxford! I hope you can be there

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  18. I am so pleased for you, Maureen. I feel honored to be in JKPP with you. Your talent and hard work producing unique portraits of high quality is being recognized in such a special way. Kudos to you!

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    1. Thank you for such lovely words. I would love to know who you are!

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  19. Congratulations!! It's a great portrait and that's really exciting news, can't wait to see it on show :-)

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  20. inspiring to view and read Gila!! xxx
    Also, A special Congrats to you for your gig happening in the UK! yay!!!
    and Cheers!!!
    I really like the portrait!!

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