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Rolfs Alksnis ~ 1949

June 2005 - 8 x 10 - Graphite on Paper - Private Collection

This was commissioned as a 82 birthday gift for the client's father. This was from a photo taken in 1949 that was highly contrasted and very difficult to work from. The eyes and the eyebrows were barely visible. The subject is such a fair blond with the palest blue eyes that they did not appear in the photo. It was a stunning photo, even if it was a difficult draw.

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Marcia da Silva 21 Dec 2008

I adore this one!!!

Jerry 08 Sep 2006

Very powerful form, contrast, expression and mood. Great features and details...

Emily Reed 20 Jan 2006

You have done an enchanting portrait!

Crystal Basta 18 Dec 2005

I agree...very vintage looking. Great job Ana

James McDowell 04 Dec 2005

Very vintage looking! Good pose and composition and very well done, even with the challenging ref photo.