Friday, August 15, 2008

Enzie Shamiri and World Market Portraits

Enzie Shamiri and World Market PortraitsIt's finished! It's finished! Lillian's portrait is done--and you can probably tell that I'm jumping up and down.

Back in May I wrote about Enzie Shamiri at World Market Portraits, the artist who was painting Lillian's oil portrait and every couple of days I've gone to check her blog to see what progress has been made.

Well it's done! Enzie's posted pictures for each step along the way and it's been so fun to see the way things have developed and now that she's finished she's compiled the whole project into one post that you can see here.

In between updates on Lily's picture there have been all sorts of interesting posts about portraiture--the most recent to have my attention was this one on the Male Portrait. You'll have to click through to see what I mean but it kind of shows you what things might look like if Mr. Darcy ever came back into the pages of GQ.

Anyway, I've so enjoyed getting to know Enzie through this whole process and am thrilled with the results--I know the perfect place where we'll hang the picture.

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41 comments:

One Mom said...

What a beautiful protrait! Really enjoyed seeing the evolution of the painting at Enzie's site - she certainly captured Lily's sweet expression. So much attention to the details - the background, her striped dress, the candy jars - amazing!

Mandy said...

This is awesome!

Doll Clothes Gal said...

Tremendous portait - I think the contrasts, stripes, red variations.....and of course the subject, really make it special.

Summer said...

That is so beautiful. Wow!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Wow- that is incredible!! I know you are thrilled.

Steph

MoziEsmé said...

This is a gorgeous portrait!

Lis Garrett said...

Beautiful!

And it's amazing to be able to go back and see the portrait's progress. What a wonderful gift!

Janet said...

That's absolutely lovely. She did a wonderful job.

Maddy said...

Gosh. I'll have to pop along and take a peak.

That is quite lovely.

I assume there will be additional commissions? How many kids do you have again.......!

Cheers

angie said...

Looks phenomenal. I love the expression on her face.

Trixie said...

Oh my word! What talent and what a beautiful daughter!

Thanks for sharing,

Trixie

Mrs. Organic said...

It's so amazing to me that there are people skilled enough to capture the essence of a person and place it on canvas. It looks fabulous! I bet Lillian is pleased with the results.

SarahHub said...

What a beautiful keepsake!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Amazing! It turned out so well! She is a wonderful artist.

Flea said...

That's beautifully done! I love the reds. :)

chelle said...

That is an amazing portrait!

patty w said...

OMgosh...she is gorgeous ! The portrait looks great! Love all the colors (and jars of candy!)

feefifoto said...

What a pretty picture. It reminds me of the early 19th century American primitive portraits, except that the subject is smiling.

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Munchkins and Music said...

That is really cool! She is so cute!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. You are very lucky to have a beautiful daughter and a beautiful painting of her. :)

Channah said...

How beautiful! I love it! That's an amazing portrait.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

That turned out wonderfully - so beautiful! It's fun to see the finished product after seeing how it began. :)

Mayberry said...

It's just gorgeous! Enzie did an amazing job.

Killlashandra said...

The portrait turned out wonderfully! I love the color choices, especially the subtle burgundy tones. Very lovely.

Daisy said...

Wow! She's so lucky. Lily, that is!

Richelle said...

Wow! That is great!

perilloparodies said...

that is truly beautiful...only one question... sorry if sensitive subject, but important... how is cost decided? Flat rate?

kawaii crafter said...

I remember when you posted about this awhile ago. The finished artwork looks absolutely gorgeous.

Geekwif said...

This is beautiful! I love the colors, warm but playful. The candy is such a great touch. It looks pretty and it helps capture the idea of childhood. Love it.

Mrs. Schmitty said...

That is a gorgeous portrait..worth the wait!!

Melissa-Mc said...

Beautiful painting and beautiful girl!

Enzie Shahmiri said...

Michele, I wanted to thank your for the lovely post and oh wau, I am thrilled to read that so many people like the painting.

Thank you all for your lovely comments regarding the painting! I am grinning from ear to hear and super pleased that you all think it turned out nice.

This so has made my day...

Cindy said...

Im a lurker....and your portrait is beautiful!! You're one lucky lady.

Lani ~ The Wooden Porch said...

That is amazing. What a talented artist! I clicked through and saw how she did each step.

I have a knack for stick figures. I don't think I'm going to be able to build a business off it though. :-)

Sharlene said...

Wow- Gorgeous. I love the colors. What an amazing thing to treasure forvere.

Sonja said...

Oh! It's SO lovely! What a treasure!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! What a beautiful doll you have there.

Meredith said...

The portrait is lovely and will be an heirloom too!

carrie said...

that's wonderful. I admire the painters so much. I never got too much into the painting side of portraiture and dabbled in watercolor in college. But now I love pencil for my own work.

I'm totally fascinated with people that can make the paintings come alive like that. It truly is a completely different process that pencil drawings.

luckyzmom said...

Fabulous!

planetnomad said...

Wow I LOVE that! :) She's adorable; love that smile.