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Portrait of Tamika

3 December 2007 27 comments

Portrait of Tamika
Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
1m x 75cm
Value $3,000


on the wall

Tamika was the winner of the Mystery Prize (Melbourne Cup Day)
She is also my niece......
Reference: photo (taken by me) and life
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27 comments: to “ Portrait of Tamika so far...

  • Lynda Lehmann 3.12.07

    Kim, this is just gorgeous! I love the brushwork and how you have portrayed her--I see innocence and youthful optimism here, a very strong and powerful portrait!

  • Anonymous 3.12.07

    Simply wonderful, clean, natrual and well done Kim.

    Wishing you a lovely Sunday and a great week ahead.

  • Diane 3.12.07

    Exquisite, Kim, what a pretty girl and an gorgeous portrait - as usual :)

    Your talent never ceases to impress.

    Diane@Much of a muchness

  • Anonymous 3.12.07

    That is beautiful Kim. You niece is very lucky. I love your portraits.

  • Lynda 3.12.07

    you are indeed, gifted beyond usual talent. you seem to be able to capture a persons inner being and that is indescribable... absolute perfection from shadow to light, from stroke to smudge, absolute delight... bless you...

  • Speedcat Hollydale 3.12.07

    I have never been able to capture someone with an artistic eye. You seem to do it with ease. For the "rest" of us, work like this is simply amazing.

  • Kim 3.12.07

    thanks Linda :)
    lovely critique :)
    Tamika's portrait was one of those portraits where everything went smoothly...partly due to the quality of the oils and a new medium that I'm trying out...

    many thanks for your descriptive critique Renny :)
    you do so well with English as your other language... a wonderful week to you too !!!

    thanks Diane
    I was very fortunate to take some great photos with excellent lighting....
    ah I see you really have the hang of the signature thingy too....very clever :)

    thanks Cooper...
    I will be starting one of Tamika's sister soon so I will be looking at the two portraits complimenting each other :)

    thankyou Lyn
    for your touching critique...
    I have to say that I'm very pleased with the outcome :)
    have a delightful day...

    thanks Eric :)
    haha the secret is lots of practice
    and for the record....I could never produce an illustration like you did of that truck using keyboard symbols :P

  • Anonymous 3.12.07

    Fantastic yob, Auntie Kim!

    How is it that I didn't connect the dots that Tamika is your niece? :*(

    She's absolutely gorgeous...

  • Anonymous 4.12.07

    She looks beautiful, another great portrait Kim. I am in awe of your talent. Talking of joining the dots, Saboma, that is about my level of drawing ability.

  • Anonymous 4.12.07

    What can I say that hasn't already been said!
    It looks so clean and crisp, and captures a real depth, even down to a twinkle in the eye....superb my friend :)


  • jafabrit 4.12.07

    I love black and white portraits, so naturally I am going to like this one. It is just lovely and I like that you show it on the wall. thanks for adding me to the link. I will add yours tomorrow :)

  • Kim 4.12.07

    thanks MA..
    ummmm maybe I'll have to make the text larger....or maybe I hadn't mentioned it before :D

    thanks Sue...
    have you read the latest news on blogger commenting....links at the top of this post...

    ah yes Colin...
    I was very happy with the "twinkle" in her eye....
    the lighting that day was superb :)

    hi Jafabrit
    thanks...I'm rather partial to greyscale at the some ways a lot simpler than colour values...
    thanks for your offer to add me too :)

  • The Barker Boys 4.12.07

    Hi Kim, This is great you have done a wonderful job!!! You have captured Tami to a T!!
    B xxx

  • The Barker Boys 4.12.07

    Thank you Aunty Kim, it looks great!!! I love it!!
    Love Tami xxxx

  • The Barker Boys 4.12.07

    Hi Aunty Kim, It looks really really good!!! Can't wait for you to do mine :)
    Love Riss xxx

  • Sueblimely 4.12.07

    I am really glad to hear that although I wonder if it will solve the problem - openid is just a way of identifying yourself - don't think there is a public profile attached to it so not sure if links will be made back to non blogger blogs.

  • Kim 4.12.07

    haha Barker Girls.....
    thanks for your unanimous responses :)
    Bianca....glad you like and you would know being her Mum :)x
    Tami was a pleasure....and I'm wondering when your Mum is going to get some modelling jobs for you :)x
    Riss....I'm sure your portrait is going to be a winner and you will make a stunning subject....x
    xxx to Tahlia and Uncle Jeffy too :)

    hi Sue
    I know quite a few bloggers on blogspot have already launched this in draft I will try it out with my Wordpress A/C when I have a spare minute....

  • Anonymous 4.12.07

    Hii this is Maddy from india. Don't you think of using of Photoshop cs3 for some artistic..coolness..or you did some...Anycase its really adoreable..

  • Kim 4.12.07

    thanks Maddy
    I don't have photoshop cs3....but my son has it on his computer...thanks for the tip :)
    I'll check it out...

  • Unknown 5.12.07

    I am in awe of your talent, Kim. I don't even have to confidence to do photographic portraits :)

    Oh, and the new ID thingo makes it pretty difficult for me to post a link-back on my comment - all I can be is a nonnymouse or a nicked name :) I'm a nicked name.

  • Netster23 5.12.07

    Hello Kim,

    Thanks for your visit. wow! you got a good hand :)

    Eric is good with the keyboard symbols eh? hahahahaha

    Cheers & hugs

  • Kim 5.12.07

    thanks Archie..
    I will be launching the new commenting system today....fingers x that it goes smoothly...
    "a nonnymouse or a nicked name"

    hi Netster
    thanks....yeah....Eric came up with a very clever will have to check out his archives :)

  • Anonymous 5.12.07

    Marvelous really wonderful. I think it is a great piece of art.

  • Kim 6.12.07

    thanks Garden Office :)

  • BoydGreeneArt 9.12.07

    Incredible portrait Kim. No one does it better than you. A very beautiful likeness and a story well told. I feel as though I know her you did the painting so well. Amazing!

  • Kim 10.12.07

    thanks very much Boyd...
    I'm looking forward to painting her sister Marissa too :)

  • Anonymous 1.7.08

    I was just browsing through your old posts and this portrait is amazing! I love that you used various shading all throughout the canvas. I wish I had your talent at painting people.

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