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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.

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

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I Won Kim’s Christmas Competition

Posted by cotojo on January 7, 2008

Kim Barker, the award winning portrait artist, of Laketrees ran a Christmas Competition with a prize of a Portrait for the winner.  The competition ran from the end of October through to 21st December, when the winner was announced.

Well….I was the winner and on my Birthday too! What a wonderful present!

I was so surprised and want to thank all that voted for me by leaving comments.

I have chosen to have a portrait of my daughter, who is much better looking than me lol, and it will also be a nice surprise for her to be immortalised in this way.

This Thursday it is my daughters 15th Birthday, so  I shall be travelling to see her and to take her out for a meal, as I always do.  She picks the venue, I pay the bill lol.  I will also take some photo’s to forward to Kim for the portrait.

So Thank You Kim, and Thank You to all who passed comment 🙂

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