Patricia Elgee's Profile

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Teacher, kitchen designer, now full time artist. I worked my way through the University of Maine. Life is good. Now I paint what I want.
I also do custom portraits. Just send me pictures that you love, I will select what I can or want to paint, then give you first refusal with no obligation to buy; however, with the understanding that once you make your selection, the others I am free to market elsewhere.
Some tips: Early day and later day have more interesting shadows.
The sun off to one or the other side gives better definition to the face.
An overcast day gives plenty of diffused light so there are no strong shadows across the face, nevertheless, there is plenty of light.
Consider the Mona Lisa. Everyone wonders about that slight smile. Well in paintings, smiles turn into grimaces, so not too much, Sunshine!…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 8
  • Joined December 8, 2011

Favorite materials

China painting and watercolors

About

Teacher, kitchen designer, now full time artist. I worked my way through the University of Maine. Life is good. Now I paint what I want.
I also do custom portraits. Just send me pictures that you love, I will select what I can or want to paint, then give you first refusal with no obligation to buy; however, with the understanding that once you make your selection, the others I am free to market elsewhere.
Some tips: Early day and later day have more interesting shadows.
The sun off to one or the other side gives better definition to the face.
An overcast day gives plenty of diffused light so there are no strong shadows across the face, nevertheless, there is plenty of light.
Consider the Mona Lisa. Everyone wonders about that slight smile. Well in paintings, smiles turn into grimaces, so not too much, Sunshine!
Photos are really different from paintings.
Oh, one other thing: If you have decent mega pixels on your camera, take from a distance, not a close up, they you can crop in without the lens distortion.

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