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Karen, as far as I can see you did a very good job. When I compare this final version with the one you sent to me beforehand I have to say that you mastered all the little problems which are hidden in the details, the ears, the eyes, the mouth and so on, even in the colouring. So I am very happy and in addition very proud that you undertook this challenge to do my portrait. And you mastered it successful. Thank you very much.
Well, when doing a portrait of someone you know, the challenge is to paint something of the essence of that person, it doesn’t rely necessarily in the measurements, or the texture of the skin, it is difficult to define and I never really know where it is. I know that sometimes it’s there, and the next minute it’s gone. I’ve been trying to grasp a bit of the fragility I could see in your gaze, I think it’s there.
Truly a beautiful portrait, even if it is of Hanjo. When are you going to undertake a portrait of me? My only request is it be a full figure, actual size portrait in the nude. Besides for your usual material, you'll require a goodly supply of Alka Seltzer, Pepto Bismal or some other anti- nausea medication.
That's our Hanjo! A superb work Karen.
Karen... you know you should really take up Hillel's challenge. It's sure to be one of the most entertaining of subject sittings you've had.I'll bet you come up with a real cracker of an artwork too.
Well, I've offered myself to paint it! But I need him here, or at least some photos...How about it Hillel????
j-p???... alive..... he's a-l-i-i-i-v-e, A-A-A-L-I -V- E ! ! ! I'd heard that you perished under a huge load of dirty dishes, apparently just a nasty rumour... this is wonderful news.Actually Karen I'm surprised you can't do it from memory but that being the case we'll have to put it off until I can get to Madrid. It just might work out really well for me as I suspect my wife is getting ready to throw me out and I'll need a place to stay until I can get back on my feet. Say maybe a year or so... three years tops!
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