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X-ray by SapirGal

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2 days away and I come back to change on DA again ... how's an old girl meant to cope?  Guess I'll learn to embrace it. :)
Which way is up progress by CaroleHumphreys
Which way is up progress
My lack of progress over seven years ... :no:
I have been putting in the work on several paintings in the hope I'll have something finished for an exhibition in September (slim hope of that happening ... I blame having to work for a living).
For reference, I used three stock images by brilliant artist Odessa Sawyer (sadly she has closed her stock account).
The painting has gone through many rethinks over the years.  I did work up a paler background, added flowers, got rid of the flowers, painted the background in several colours, then eventually settled for the ladies reclining on my favourite burgundy quilt cover.  A lot of surgery has gone on from time to time with heads and arms. I've decided to add rose petals (and that rose will get a bit more work, promise!).  I'm currently in the process of reworking the flesh tones.  The dresses haven't been worked up much yet, ditto the hair and hands.
Thursday 26th June 2014 (old journal edit as it's simpler to do rather than copy/pasting so much stuff from previous ones).

I had been without my home broadband for a few weeks and was getting by through accessing the internet on my cellphone - not an ideal way to manage groups on DA.  It's been a long ordeal involving a thunder/lightning storm, several calls to Orange, a new router, a new phone, a BT engineer, and my basically needing to move all the computer equipment to the other side of my bedtoom where the phone socket is (but no power).  Anyway, it's all sorted :heart:  Carole's techno talk: 'filter thingy', 'Adaptor-doodah that connects the phone cable and other thingies and acts as an extension lead to plug things into', ... is it any wonder the Indian lady from Orange was losing her patience with me?

And even more wonderful, I got a DD yesterday for 'A Widow's Weeds'!!!  I am so heartened and deeply touched.  It is a work that meant a lot to me when I was working on it and it's a work which seemed overlooked whenever I exhibited it in real life (people seem to rate 'Little Red Riding Hood' and other less detailed works of mine more highly).  So this DD means a great deal to me.  Thank you so much to NebelelfeNaemy for suggesting it, and for jane-beata for picking it as a DD.  And many thanks to everyone who faved and commented, I hope to respond to all the comments in due course :hug:

Swindon Open Studios is happening again in September and I hope to be taking part.  I sent off a cheque with my registration and now I have my fingers crossed the cheque has been processed ok ... my cashflow issues are another story :rofl: A lesson in not forgetting a lot of annual subscriptions (like Norton Anti Virus renewal) hit the bank account in June!  Thankfully, it's payday tomorrow :bounce:


My DA portfolio carole-humphreys.daportfolio.c…
I also have a Society6 account here

Some of my available prints:- (Go on, you know you want to buy them) :rofl:
While she was sleeping ... by CaroleHumphreys A Widow's Weeds by CaroleHumphreys Ophelia by CaroleHumphreys  Believe by CaroleHumphreys In the Company of Angels by CaroleHumphreys Fallen Angel by CaroleHumphreys Angel For Adoption by CaroleHumphreys Party at the End of the World by CaroleHumphreys A Symphony For Persephone by CaroleHumphreys Morbid Beauty by CaroleHumphreys

For more of my available prints, please see…
Lady of the lake by Fagashlil
My 'Little Red Riding Hood' deviation is available as a print through ArtistsForCharity & through my own account, it will be restored exclusively as print to Artistsforcharity once someone begins managing that account again.  I've contacted several people about that neglected charity account, but as yet, nobody has bothered to reply.
Little Red Riding Hood by CaroleHumphreys

A Poll A Day 5/02/13 Works deserving much more attention 

33 deviants said portrait of a child by stahlberg
19 deviants said Girl With Knitted Hood by TheArtofAnnika
17 deviants said inocence by B-Reka
13 deviants said Sandra by sammmkay
9 deviants said Clara's Lullaby by JoannaBromley
No deviants said Previously featured work…
No deviants said Tomorrow is the turn of Pencil-Stencil


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carole humphreys (email:
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence: Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Favourite photographer: I'm too out of touch, my favourites are not exactly current names
Operating System: Windows XP
Shell of choice: Seashell ...
Skin of choice: Mine's wrinkly, but it'll do
Favourite cartoon character: Garfield, Johny Bravo, Carl Giles's Grandma, Dream and Death from Sandman


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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional Writer
A big thank-you for the fave!
Hugopencil Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your work is awesome, admire and enjoy your gallery. thanks for sharing your art with us...
SimoneFiani Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Simply: wow!!!
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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NebelelfeNaemy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch :)
skiesofchaos Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
May your tech be sorted, your pencils sharp and much good exposure come to your work. :)
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.  Sorry for the late reply :heart:
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