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This is a portrait I've been working on for almost a year between other pieces and shows. It will be my first entry into the Archibald portrait prize (one of australias biggest portrait prizes) 
The woman is Lana Jones, one of the principle dancers for the Australian Ballet.

I'm still working on it, but only have a few days to get it done so that it can dry in time for me to transport it for entry, so I thought I would post it and get some feedback from you guys, I've just about finished working on her, just need to do the hand and bit more to the hair/shirt and shoes. But it's the grass that is annoying me, do you think I need some more contrast in the grass (some patches that are more directly in the light?) 

The painting is 120 x 90cm, oil on board
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Wailore Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The grass looks fine to me... your piece is so beautiful!
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13yearstheInquisitor Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Student General Artist
good luck.
have fun!
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MrUnfortunate Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Student General Artist
It looks wonderful

I think the contrast on the grass is fine as is though maybe push the darks/shadows just a touch more. 
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ashleytinger Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The grass looks great as is. While you've done great work on it i think adding more to the grass at this point might detract from her. Amazing work
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tommyb709 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017
nice
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DeadlySunny Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love your work!
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SunlessNick Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017
She looks great.  The effect on her top, especially.

The grass looks realistic to me, but like it's in the shade rather than the light - I presume Ms Jones is sunbathing.
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untuox Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017
Simply spectacular. Heart 
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Brigand83 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017
Fantastic portrait. As far as the grass is concerned, it looks very realistic to me
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ADG7 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017
Wow, Bronwyn, this is awesome.  I wish you well and all the very best with this. Good Luck .:crossfingers: revision 
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josemor Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Professional General Artist
is very beautiful, good luck.
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D80
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Jun 19, 2017, 6:21:23 PM
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