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Situset's Mother by Lara  Cooper

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Challenge Winner, Painters in Modern Times challenge “Its in the Eyes”

Watercolour on Arches Watercolour paper

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The 83 year old mother of a lovely Lisu friend Situset. This old woman carries her great Grandchildren around and has no problem stepping around the uneven dirt paths that are the norm in her village. Earlier this year she was very sick and almost died. But now there is a sparkle and intensity in her eye again, dont you think?


  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanabout 6 years ago

    what a fabulous portrait. love her mouth especially.

  • Lara  Cooper
    Lara Cooperabout 6 years ago

    Thanks Marion, the computer image strips a bit out of this painting. She is quite striking in real life…it was diifficult to maintain the intenseness of her without compromising her softness, but in the end this worked quite well.

  • MissAnnArt
    MissAnnArtabout 6 years ago

    What a great portrait. I love all the colours that are in her skintone.

  • Lara  Cooper
    Lara Cooperabout 6 years ago

    Thanks heaps. A bit of aqua dropped in makes for something a little different.

  • Stephie Butler
    Stephie Butlerabout 6 years ago

    Stunning wok, fantastic portrait, you have captured so much character in this…………

  • Lara  Cooper
    Lara Cooperabout 6 years ago

    Thankyou Stephie. She worked quite well. As explained in the blurb, she had so much character- intensity and softness all rolled into one, that it was that combination I was aiming to maintain. I think its the trick in portraiture, trying to capture a person, not just a picture. Easier said than done though, especially in watercolour…one slip and its lost.

  • Aspire
    Aspireabout 6 years ago

    Outstanding portrait – compliments to you!

  • Lara  Cooper
    Lara Cooperabout 6 years ago

    Again, thanks Martin. Thats a very generous comment.

  • babybird1937
    babybird1937about 6 years ago

    What a superb portrait! Gorgeous

  • Thanks Glenda, glad you like it.

    – Lara Cooper

  • Rory Stapleton
    Rory Stapletonabout 6 years ago

    Great technique Lara…wonderful face and good colour harmonies…like the touches to the eye highlights…well done

  • Thank you Rory for the lovely comments. She’s a favourite of mine.

    – Lara Cooper

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