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My Daughters Portrait

Posted by cotojo on April 3, 2008

As many of you know I won Kim from Laketrees Christmas Competition.  The prize was a portrait, and I chose my daughter, Laura, as the subject……..she’s younger than me and much prettier LOL

The portrait arrived here a few weeks ago when Laura was in Italy on a ski holiday with her school, and I had promised that I would wait until she was here for a weekend so that she could open it.

The weekend she was due here she was not well so it was delayed for another week.  Last Friday I picked her up and she stayed for the weekend.  The highlight of course, was opening the parcel!  So here are the photo’s taken as she unwrapped and saw her portrait for the first time, although she had seen it online, but this was different.

So here is a sequence of photo’s starting with the unwrapping, then first look at the amazing portrait.  A few photo’s so you can see the size and the expression on Laura’s face says it all 😀 Click the thumbnails for larger view.

Out of the box

Out of the boxFirst LookAnother lookThink she is pleasedShe’s very pleased!

Now to find a wall LOLPhoto in Black & WhiteThe original photo

The final three photo’s are of the portrait, the original photo in B&W for comparison and the origial color photo which was used as the ‘model’.  The photo was A4 size and to produce a portrait which is some 350% larger and with perfect detail is quite an accomplishment.

It really is an awesome portrait, and we are both more than very pleased with it.  Thank you so very much Kim, it’s a superb piece of art, which will grace the walls proudly for generations to come 😀

Now come on everyone, after reading this pay Kim a visit at both of her blogs, Laketrees and PoeARTica, you won’t be disappointed.

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I Won Kim’s Christmas Competition
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Kim’s Win a Free Portrait for Christmas Winner

Posted by cotojo on February 26, 2008

I was the winner of Kim’s Win a Free Portrait for Christmas Competition # 2 over at Laketrees

The subject that I chose was my daughter Laura.  Kim painted this from an A4 photograph that I supplied.  Kim has been suffering from a frozen shoulder, so this is truly remarkable and the likeness is perfect.

My DaughterMy daughter

What makes this all the more special is that I found out on my birthday just before Christmas, that I had won this awesome and amazing competition.  The photograph used was taken on my daughter’s 15th Birthday in early January. 

 If you want to see a larger image of the portrait, head on over to Kim at laketrees and click on the image.

Thank you so very much Kim, it is an amazing painting and perfect in detail.

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Win a FREE portrait for Christmas

Posted by cotojo on November 19, 2007

This competition is sponsored by Laketrees and Santa’s Elf Club  and has been  extended until December 21.
This is what you need to do to win a portrait of your choice by the Award Winning Portrait Artist Kim Barker

Enter Santa’s competition called Christmas Past at Santa’s Elf Club Blog.
Email your photo and details to Santa at

 You can check my entry here, and any comments on the post there would be welcomed 🙂
Pop over to laketrees and tell Kim in 100 words or less your choice for the portait, and why you deserve to win. You need to post your comment in the comments section at laketrees post to be eligible.
The judge (TBA) will choose the winning entry at Santa’s and the best story at laketrees.
The winner will be announced on 21st December.
So start getting out your photos of Christmas Past or stories, and start thinking about who you are going to choose for your free portrait!
Portrait value $400 (Postage Paid) and will be 42cm x 60cm on Arches Paper.

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