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Firelight by portvoller Firelight by portvoller
Pastel portrait, 58x65cm, unison on sansfix.

all images © Margaret Ferguson Fine Art.
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:iconarteater1:
arteater1 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Simply fabulous work....so great.
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:iconportvoller:
portvoller Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, I really enjoyed painting this one.
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arteater1 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
I'm not sure I've ever meant someone so talented as you are. YOU have a beautiful gift that most people would love to have. Were you naturally gifted or have to work at it with lessons and hard work???
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:iconportvoller:
portvoller Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
that's really kind, thank you. Combination of focus, daily practice, a bit of talent and good workshops!
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Kanji-The-Wanderer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow. Such a beautiful piece. Looks strong and fierce, and yet so soft.
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:iconportvoller:
portvoller Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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seven-of-none Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
I would be afraid to breathe in front of such beauty, let alone comment on it...I just put it on the screen and let my eyes and mind feast on it. thank you for putting such work online
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:iconportvoller:
portvoller Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you liked it so much, thank you for your comment!
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VisuelleOde Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Truly love this piece. All of your art is amazing.
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:iconportvoller:
portvoller Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you: I'm so pleased you like my work.
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:iconvisuelleode:
VisuelleOde Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Most welcome! I hope to one day be as good as you.
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love this. Love the soft colors and feel to it, and her eyes are absolutely stunning
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:iconportvoller:
portvoller Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your kind comments! :D
I'm very pleased that you like the piece.
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Nebrija Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
wow...this is beautiful ^ ^ love the palette of colors :D
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:iconportvoller:
portvoller Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, I'm so pleased that you like the piece. :)
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portvoller Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
PRIZEWINNER!
I've just been awarded the SAA Professional Artist of the Year with this portrait. I'm delighted, it will be exhibited in London in July later this year.
Thank you for all the kind comments!
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Earleywine Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I can see why - well deserved !
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:iconportvoller:
portvoller Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconportvoller:
portvoller Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This one is through to the saa final in their annual competition..fingers crossed!
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:iconportvoller:
portvoller Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Unfortunately not this year. I went to the first international conference in Paris, I think 2007 and also feytiat afterwards. Great fun!
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PatrickHENRY Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
what a great work, which leads me to believe that I still have to work hard to grow! Merci !
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:iconportvoller:
portvoller Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Patrick! Did I meet you at the Pastellistes' exhibitions in France?
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PatrickHENRY Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome !
it would be a pleasure to meet you!
what a French show will you be there? maybe with "pastellistes de France" ?
I'm in Giverny (Normandy) in june, for international pastel exhibition with "art du Pastel en France", and august in Fougères, for the "Salon du Pastel en Bretagne" in Brittanny, and "Pastel en Périgord" in Saint-Aulaye...
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Hangmoon Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
I will show this pic to my disciples, about the color variations, color spots and skin color :)))
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:iconportvoller:
portvoller Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
I really enjoyed exploring the variety of skin tones.
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blue-jaryn Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Amazing, beautiful work. So much personality captured in this, especially in the eyes.
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:iconportvoller:
portvoller Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I really wanted to capture her lively personality
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phoenix132 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love the colours, it works really well :)
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:iconportvoller:
portvoller Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconkatzik:
katzik Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it :)
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:iconportvoller:
portvoller Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Nieseln Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful lighting on her face and a wondeful serious expression directed towards the viewer! Top class! :) :trophy:
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:iconportvoller:
portvoller Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much; I'm very pleased that you like my work. :D
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:iconpaintedmonke:
paintedmonke Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
This is so beautiful. Your use of colours is outstanding. There is so much to feel when I see this drawing,it's more a painting dan a drawing. Wow!!!
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:iconportvoller:
portvoller Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your lovely comment; I'm so glad that you like my work! :D
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:iconpaintedmonke:
paintedmonke Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
You're welcome. You totaly deserve it!!:)
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So impressive!!!
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:iconportvoller:
portvoller Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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Airbrush-Ninja Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lots of character coming through in this (and all your work) very high quality work
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:iconportvoller:
portvoller Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, I'm so pleased that you like my work. :D
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Airbrush-Ninja Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not at all, thanks for sharing your beautiful work :)
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Dozerson Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful portrait.
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:iconportvoller:
portvoller Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, I'm really pleased you like it.
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BellaGBear Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
o wow very good. You can just see her age and all the life experience she had. Also the wrinkles are very confincing
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:iconportvoller:
portvoller Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you.
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EvidentlyChickentown Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
excellent work..the eyes are wonderful
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:iconportvoller:
portvoller Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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EvidentlyChickentown Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
my pleasure
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shirls-art Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
wow stunning
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:iconportvoller:
portvoller Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very glad you like this one, thank you!
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