A crop of the girl that I painted as a portrait in Corel Painter 11.
It has taken me months to finish.
I call her Adel. The crop is edited in PaintShop Pro 12 adding parts of my flower creation, my own spatter paint effects, color.
The girl painting is of no one person…. painted from looking at 4-5 different pictures of different people..male & female.


  • billyboy
    billyboyover 2 years ago

    Wow Carmen, this is positively sublime :-))

  • Thank YOU Billy. So happy you like her. :)

    – Carmen Holly

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...over 2 years ago

    They say that the eyes are the windows of the soul.
    You have just created a soul……..
    I hope that you are around when I need to show mine…..?

  • Thank YOU Larry. I love to draw & paint eyes. It does seem like creating a soul when you make a face from so many others. I see things that could be fixed here… but I guess I could work on it forever & still see a smudge that could be fixed… Glad enjoyed viewing this one. Hugz Carmen

    – Carmen Holly

  • Janone
    Janoneover 2 years ago

    Excellent work, Carmen.
    Very nice result, can believe it was a hard job.
    Best wishes from Jan

  • Thank you Jan! Appreciate you stopping in. So glad you like the work.

    – Carmen Holly

  • MarieG
    MarieGover 2 years ago

    Wow! Carmen…what a fabulous piece…perfect cropping and such softness to this great portrait…very well done!

  • Thank YOU Marie! It is fun frustration to do. Lots of redoing… I will post the full portrait later. Hugz for the compliment.

    – Carmen Holly

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 2 years ago


  • Thank YOU so much Vitta!! Hugz Carmen

    – Carmen Holly

  • vic321
    vic321over 2 years ago

    Fantastic work

  • Thank you so much.

    – Carmen Holly

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 2 years ago

    Excellent Image! 07/28/2012

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  • Thank YOU Deborah!

    – Carmen Holly

  • WiredMarys
    WiredMarysover 2 years ago

    Really nice. I love the eye on your portrait and this brings it up even closer. Really nice.

  • Thank YOU Meg! I love the eye part best. I played around with it & had so many different looks..just to move the light spot….makes for a whole different mood. In natural color I had it green..that looks way different too from this sepia. Hugz for looking. I like this crop best of the two ..I think.

    – Carmen Holly

  • Johanna26
    Johanna26over 2 years ago

    Exquisite work Carmen .. so beautifully done and well worth all the time it took you to create her .. love it .. hgs… Johanna

  • Thank you Johanna. I love to paint in the painter ..or with the real oil..water..etc too. It is just so time consuming. HugZ for time to look & post!

    – Carmen Holly

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 2 years ago

    Brilliant work!

  • Thank you ever so much!

    – Carmen Holly

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