The Lady Is a Dame - Painting by Tahnja

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Self portrait in acrylic with impasto medium for texture. Painted on standard A4 flat sheet of canvas.

A translation of the wonderful Richard Gerhard’s photo, the Dame. Translation was for the Sojie 17 The Portrait Workshop where I was also the Guest Expert. I took a series of Self Portraits to find the best one for my translation. Thank you Richard!

The Dame
by Richard Gerhard


  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaover 2 years ago

    Stunning work! You have really brought this one alive :)

  • Thank you so much Dianne! I wanted to do as much justice to the original image but in my own style and in my own interpretation…I think, in the end, it’s worked really well.

    Thank you so much for the support!

    – Tahnja

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 2 years ago

    beautiful work Tahnja :)

  • Thank you Karin! Wonderful to see you here. God bless

    – Tahnja

  • Lana Wynne
    Lana Wynneover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous portrait, my friend! Beautiful expressive happy smile, pretty palette. Great job!

  • Lana…wonderful lady…thank you so much!

    – Tahnja

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 2 years ago

    So beautiful Tahnja; I especially love the way you softly blended the colors in your face the beautifully frame your eyes!

  • Always love what you notice beautiful friend! Thank you so much

    – Tahnja

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walterover 2 years ago

    Tahnja this is beautiful. Wonderful work & excellent translation!!! Congratulations!

  • Naww thank you Lucinda! God bless you

    – Tahnja

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 2 years ago

    wow Tahnja…amazing painting..stunning work! and love your hair and smile!

  • Thank you so much Beautiful Linda….one day you should let me paint that Avatar for you! God bless!

    – Tahnja

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...over 2 years ago

    So Beautifull… it Tahjna!!!

  • Hello Sherri! Thank you beautiful lady with the beaming smile yourself! God bless you

    – Tahnja

  • Samantha Aplin
    Samantha Aplinover 2 years ago

    stunning portrait Tahnja

  • Thank you dearly Samantha….loved your translation…it is absolutely awesome

    – Tahnja

  • Martha Mitchell
    Martha Mitchellover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work, Tahnja! I loved watching this work develop. Great finish!

  • Thank you so much Martha! The workshop has been amazing. And your work is superb. God bless you

    – Tahnja

  • Eddy Aigbe
    Eddy Aigbeover 2 years ago

    Lovely Tahnja, I love the texture & the way you blended the skin tones :)

  • Edy my friend! Thank you so much! I really wanted the skin tones to ‘sing’ lol…and fortunately, it all worked well.

    – Tahnja

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