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WIP of Daphne

1 December 2008 55 comments

the Portrait of Durano's beautiful daughter Daphne is progressing well...
I will probably be finished by the end of this week..
Durano was the winner of the Win a free Portrait for Christmas Competition..

Music Monday

Maurice Jarre - Doctor Zhivago

Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. One simple rule, leave ONLY the actual post link here. You can grab this code at LJL Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted.

Awards and Memes

Double Decker Tag
Mariuca at MPG was tagged by Mrs. Ezman and Nick.
All you need to do is answer each question with two answers
Two names you go by
1. Kim
2. Mum
Two things you are wearing right now
1. Black tee
2. Black trousers
Two things you want very badly at the moment
1. an ironing person
2. more paintbrushes
Two things you did last night just before bed
1. watched a DVD called Mongul
2. cleaned my teeth
Two things you ate today
1. potato and leek soup
2. a ham and tomato breadroll
Two people you just spoke with
1. my Mum
2. Charlotte
Two longest car rides
1. Sydney to Melbourne
2. Belgium to Switzerland
Two favourite beverages
1. Coffee
2. Juice
2+1 persons who are chosen to do this tag
I'm leaving this open for anyone who wishes to take this tag..

A big thank you to Mariuca for these awards that she kindly passed out at Mariuca's Award Gala

Thanks to Judith @ Judith HeartSong for the Arty Pico award too!!
I am tagging everyone in my feel free to take any of these awards..


55 comments: to “ WIP of Daphne so far...

  • Mariuca 1.12.08


  • Mariuca 1.12.08

    Wow Kim, three different things in one post, somebody is hardworking today! :)

  • Mariuca 1.12.08

    Kim, I can't imagine u running out of paintbrushes, you must have a huge collection! ;)

  • Mariuca 1.12.08

    Thanks for sharing this song Kim, I can picture u painting away with this one in the background. :):):)

  • Michelle B. Hendry 1.12.08

    Beautiful work.....

    I played the Dr. Zhivago theme - nice choice! You can hear elements of Lawrence of Arabia, probably due to how close the films were done to each other. I love Maurice Jarre. David Lean and Maurice Jarre were my introduction to epic films and are still amongst my favourite for film and soundtrack....

  • Kim 1.12.08

    yep yep Mariuca're first!! ;)
    I'll be sending you the 500 ECs when EC is back online..
    this is an old favourite of mine and one that my Dad used to sing...
    I've seen the movie countless times and met Omar Shariff IRL when I lived in London *sigh*
    haha I'm always wearing the paintbrushes new ones are always welcome...

    hi Michelle ..thanks ...
    I love Maurice Jarre's music's certainly epic music and Dr Zhivago would have to be my all time favourite movie..

  • Amy Lilley Designs 1.12.08

    Welcome back to the blogosphere Kim, down tho EC may be...typing as I listen to your brilliant choice for Monday...yup, one of my favorites as well...I think I would have become EXTREMELY weak in the knees if ever I had met Omar Shariff...big fan, especially of his, especially in 'Funny Girl'...but Dr. Zhivago, right up there w/ 'Reds'...

    Daphne is so lovely...beautiful..

    We're in a cold, rainy, snuggle in the house Sunday night...:)))

  • Pok Dell 1.12.08

    I'm not even born when this movie was released. But it has a good music score.
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful music :)

  • Speedcat Hollydale 1.12.08

    Multi-tasking again I see. I like the FIRST section best :)

    The portrait has an emotional feel to it, almost as if I can hear her thoughts. I love the contrasting light and dark hues. A visually stimulating piece.

    I must get a music post done! MM has been fun so far.

    Congrats on the awards - I better get busy and catch up with them too (wink)

    Happy week - "naughty" (J/K) :-)

    Ha haaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!

  • The Muse 1.12.08

    One day we shall gather up Ms Amy Lilley and all of us will paint together! :)

    The portrait looks ethereal!

  • Anonymous 1.12.08

    I seldom listen to music as need listen to my boy...

  • Jackie 1.12.08

    Do you get anything for being #7? After all it's hard for us over here on the other side to be first...LOL!!

  • Jackie 1.12.08

    Unless of course you can't sleep!! and that's me tonight!!

    The portrait is just beautiful Kim! I really am so glad now that she will be getting it.

    I think it was the perfect pick!

    Happy day mate:-)

  • John M. Mora 2.12.08

    Kim, the portrait is coming along so well - quite a large canvas also. He will love it.

  • Mariuca 2.12.08

    YAY I won, thanks Kim! :):):)

  • Mariuca 2.12.08

    Wow u met Omar Shariff IRL?? That is so cool Kim, enjoy the rest of ur day. :)

  • Anonymous 2.12.08

    I love music and there's one which I listen and forgot the name... its a group singing something to do with heart and soul

  • Genevieve 2.12.08

    I've been working as a Digital Artist for a little over 3 years now. I miss painting on canvas. This is so gorgeous~

    I hope someday soon, I'll return to canvas.

  • Anonymous 2.12.08

    Is that a painting? Wow, I thought it was a big photo (I mean that as a compliment) - it's so beautifully done.

  • Lynda Lehmann 2.12.08

    She certainly is beautiful Kim, and your portrait looks like it's coming along just great! What a treat it will be to get that wonderful piece of portraiture!

  • Genevieve 2.12.08

    Kim, thanks so much for taking the time to stop and visit. I appreciate the beautiful comment you left.

    I love your work...

  • Kim 2.12.08

    hi Amy...
    thanks ..I'm glazing the portrait now :)
    oooo yes Amy...
    I had Omar plastered all over my school suit case..... those eyes !!

    hi Bintang :)
    haha that makes me feel rather old !! :D

    hi Speedy..
    multi tasking is my middle name ;)
    thanks for the great critique on Daphne...
    sent you some more credit..commentator # 4 ;) :)

    ohhh that sounds lovely Muse...
    your Christmas poem at Jlo's is beautiful!!!

    hi TH
    I hope you remember the name of the song so you can post it for MM :))

    ohhh Jackie
    you were EC # 6..
    missed out by one!!!
    thanks I'm pretty happy with the portrait...Daphne has been a dream to paint :)

    thanks John :)
    yes the scale is larger than life...
    I find this size most suited to my technique :)

    grats Mariuca !!!
    happy spending :)
    and thanks for buying ads on my blogs too ;)

    thanks Genevieve...
    your work is beautiful...:)
    perhaps you can submit your blog to my Top Artists' Directory

  • Kim 2.12.08

    thanks very much Barbra :)

  • Mariuca 2.12.08

    Hi Kim! I got the credits YAY! Time for more EC shopping tonight. :):):)

  • durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit 3.12.08

    Hello Kim,

    It's coming on so beautifully Kim, you have done an enormous and marvelous job beyond my expectations.

    I can never thank you enough. Daphne' would be in tears when she receives this. And most probably, so would I. :-) --Durano, done!

  • The Muse 3.12.08

    Winter Greetings Dear Kim, from USA...
    I had to stop and give a heartfelt thank you for your recent comment on my Christmas Poem, The Unexpected Gift :) Each word, I will treasure and except them humbly and with sincere gratitude. It really means a lot!

    I rejoice that you are being kept safe and blessed!

  • Kim 3.12.08

    thanks Lynda
    hopefully I can get the portrait in the mail to Durano next week :)

    you're very welcome Genevieve and thanks for your compliment :)

    haha Mariuca..
    happy shopping :))

    hello Durano..
    thanks for calling in....I'm glad you are happy with the progress ;)

    it's always a pleasure to read your beautiful poetry Muse :))

  • Jackie 3.12.08

    Just dropping by to say hi Kim! Oh my the portrait truly did turn out lovely!!:-)

  • Anonymous 3.12.08

    hi Kim still cant remembered the name of that song

  • Anonymous 3.12.08

    the loading is very slow :(

  • Anonymous 3.12.08

    I mean the page, I have see EC widget

  • Anonymous 3.12.08

    I try again later :)

  • Lilly 3.12.08

    Wow Kim the portrait looks amazing. Your work is extraordinary - I thought it was a photo blown up....thanks for the EC credits by the way... glad to be back to normal and reading blogs again.

  • Lisa Lorenz 4.12.08

    Ah Kim...its just gorgeous..I love it, the veil. Its has a such a beautiful tranquil feel about it. Hope you had a nice week. xoxox Lisa

  • Jackie 4.12.08

    Oh wow I've got to get that tag done too. I am going to try to work on it this afternoon and post on Friday.

    I am so late on everything!!


  • Jackie 4.12.08

    Oh Marzie, if you read this I really am going to to get it done.

    I even have a photo saved that has a double rainbow just for the post!!

    Hugs all around:-)

  • Kim 4.12.08

    hi Jackie,,
    I don't know how you manage to do so many new posts :)...I just manage to get one out every week :)) the double rainbow sounds lovely :)

    hi TH
    you are the TC here :))that's why your EC widget is here for the month... big big thanks :)
    I think the page is slow to load because of the youtube video or the Mr Linky code :0

    thanks Lilly...
    good to see that you are back safe and sound...phewww..

    thanks Lisa...
    I'll post the full length photo with the finished portrait next is stunning!!!
    have a lovely Thursday :)

  • Anonymous 4.12.08

    Oh, I'm sorry, Kim is it? Might I say your blog is quite brilliant.

    First off, feel free to delete my name from the music Monday list. After I entered my name, I slowly read the last sentence a bit to late...

    I must say though, I haven't experienced a blog quite like this one, the portrait looks incredible, the whole music thing sounds quite fun. Great choice by the way. I enjoy all music save for one or two genres that probably shouldn't be genres at all if you ask me. Anyway...the idea is to post a link to my post of music for the day?

    I think the functionality in your post is ingenious too. Count me in for next Monday!

    Btw, I've added you to my list of Premier drop sites. Hope you don't mind. :)

  • Anonymous 4.12.08

    It looks beautiful!

  • Anonymous 4.12.08

    yay I am so happy. Thank you Kim

  • The Muse 4.12.08

    RUN RUN RUN...
    too slow...
    TAGGED my friend :)

    (well only if you want to be :) )

  • Pok Dell 5.12.08

    A late thanks for the EC credit..
    Appreciate it

  • Anita 5.12.08

    Makes me wonder if I should do a portrait of my daughter from her wedding. Inspirational!

  • Mariuca 6.12.08


    Hi Kim! You’re invited to join me on a BEARY-special meme, have fun! :)

  • Anonymous 6.12.08

    the portrait is just so lovely!

  • g 6.12.08

    Hi there, a while ago we had talked about exchanging blogroll links.

    I was supposed to get back to you after I linked to your blog so you could link back.

    I linked to your blog already. When you have some time, please link back ok?

    cheers, michael wong at:

  • Anonymous 7.12.08

    Looks very beautiful and you know I am an admire of your art!

    Btw: I was at an art exhibition in Oslo, Norway, you might like to take a look.

  • Anonymous 7.12.08

    hi kim how you doing? we all sicked except hubby. But its okay not that bad..

  • Jackie 7.12.08

    Hi Kim,
    I read that you are spending the day with your mother for her birthday.

    Happy Birthday to your mom!!:-)

  • Jackie 7.12.08

    I hope you have a marvelous day. Or did it already happen over there?

  • Jackie 7.12.08

    I get so confused with you being on the other side. I am awake while you are sleeping.

    And it's still Saturday here when it's Sunday there.

  • Jackie 7.12.08

    That's a lot for a blond like me to keep up with. anyway whenever it was or is I hope it's fabulous!:-)

  • Kim 7.12.08

    thanks for your compliments Wayne and for adding me to your drop list :)
    I've added your blog to my I follow list :)

    thanks Vera :)

    I hope you and your family are feeling better TH :)

    thanks Muse
    that was fun :)

    you're welcome Bintang :)

    thanks Anita..
    I think you should definitely give it a go :)

    hi Mariuca..
    I'm halfway through the meme now ;)

    thanks Maicel :)

    hi Michael
    thanks ..I've added you to my I FOLLOW blogroll :)

    thanks Renny...
    it was an interesting exhibit :)

    hi TH
    take care (hugs)

    thanks Jackie
    I'll pass your kind wishes on to my Mum
    we had a lovely day and went to see the mvie 4 Xmases as was hilarious :))

  • Speedcat Hollydale 7.12.08

    Hi Kim!!!

  • Kim 7.12.08

    greetings SIR Speedy ;)

About The Author
Kim Barker is a Visual Artist (Diploma in Art and Graduate Diploma in Education). She is also a fully trained Reading Recovery Teacher. She has taught RAD (Royal Academy of Dancing) and Cecchetti Ballet Syllabii. Kim also manages the Top Artist' Directory and PoeARTica as well as her blog laketrees She lives with her family on the Eastern Central Coast of Australia. Follow Kim at laketrees on Twitter for updates and news