Michelle with white curtains

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Michelle, at She Captures Me, posts pics and sometimes pics of herself. Such as this one.

I did portraits many years ago but then didn’t do any at all for years and years. Computer changed that. Michelle has some nice pics that show her smiling but the above one struck me in particular, though it’s probably not very representative. I grabbed it and used it as a reference for painting a digital portrait and asked Michelle if I could post it here. Above is what I came up with.

Interesting and involving working on most anyone’s face. Michelle is attractive, but what makes for involving or interesting has nothing to do with the usual standards of attrractiveness. Indeed, most everyone to me, anymore, seems to have an exceptional face. In this case, I in particular enjoyed working on Michelle’s eyes.

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Juli Kearns

Juli Kearns is the author of Thunderbird and the Ball of Twine and Unending Wonders of a Subatomic World (or) In Search of the Great Penguin. She is also an artist/photographer, and the person behind the web alter of "Idyllopus Press".

6 thoughts on “Michelle with white curtains”

  1. I don’t know how to say exactly what I mean or maybe I don’t know how to make what I mean understood but there’s a really amazing relationship between those blues/violets/deep fuschia sorts of colors on the left side of the picture and the colors of her face, like the colors are broadcasting to her or she is releasing colors into the rest of the world.

  2. hello body,
    I think
    I love you
    when the lights are off
    and as scars unwind like roads across my arms and legs
    I see myself a map
    unfolding
    there
    where the drugs left a mark
    little shadows of a former life
    there
    where cancer ripped me open
    and a million flowers came out
    what a time that was

    the rest is standard,
    bug bites, scrapes and freckles

    as I float above my bed at night
    a million tiny stars

    “Unfolded”
    Michelle Fierro

  3. Your work is so beautiful. You left me a comment on my blog, and I would be interested in sending you a photo. How can I get in touch with you? My email address is on the blog, please drop me a note.
    I think your work is really lovely.

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