This is my youngest daughter Maebh on her wedding morning last April.She and her husband are returning home to Ireland to celebrate their first 3 weeks time.I dont do portraits but thought Id give it a go as a surprise gift. To make it easier I tried to think tonally and just used burnt umber and sienna.

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Comment by Nancy Sands on April 28, 2014 at 7:37

For not doing portraits, you really captured your lovely daughter with that bridal glow on her face.  Bet she loved

this wonderful gift. 

Comment by Marianne Rodwell on March 25, 2014 at 12:44

This is beautiful!

Comment by Jessica Futerman on March 21, 2014 at 7:56

Just saw this one, Olivia - it's really beautiful - wouldn't change anything on it if I were you!  It looks great!

Comment by Cristina Mihailescu on March 20, 2014 at 17:36

Wonderful work Olivia, she is beautiful and you did a great job! I know she will love it!


Comment by Olivia O'Carra on March 20, 2014 at 12:52

Thank you Silvana ,Michael and Linda. Now that i see it posted I can see a lot of faults.Im not managing the tones very well. Area to the right of her mouth too dark.Needs more tweaking.

Its just that having got a likeness Im afraid of losing it. I lost it twice already and struggled to get it back.

Mouth area seems to be a big problem.

Its always not a good thing if a painting becomes precious and you get nervous of changing things in case you make things worse.

Comment by Linda McNeill on March 20, 2014 at 12:17
Beautiful, Olivia, you have captured the moment
Really well.
Comment by Michael J. Severin on March 20, 2014 at 11:39

Beautiful Olivia!! ....great gift!!

Comment by Silvana M Albano on March 20, 2014 at 10:45

BEAUTIFUL!!!! I'm sureshe'll be extremely happy!


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