Saturday, April 7, 2012

Still Celebrating

Still celebrating. 240 x 330mm, Pen & ink. ©Sue Pownall 2012
On November 18th, 2010 Omanis celebrated the 40th National Day of HM Sultan Qaboos rule. HM Sultan Qaboos came to power on July 23 1970, but the Oman National Day is celebrated on 
November 18, which is his birthday. 

I took the reference shot for this portrait at this year's Muscat Festival, 
however the musar (head-dress) was sewn for the 40th commeration. 
The Arabic for forty is ٤٠ The numbers are upside down due to the way he has tied it.

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Something else that is still being celebrated:
Last Wednesday I met the art director of Bait Muzna Gallery here in Oman as she requested to see my portfolio. I expected some guidance on my drawings and what I should do, but instead I am to be one of the gallery's artists!!! All four of my Festival Faces portraits along with 6 other drawings are now for sale through them. Plus, I have a list of drawings they want me to do. 
I think I will be celebrating this success a while longer.

26 comments:

  1. Well I am SO pleased for you! Well deserved - and such a beautiful drawing :0)

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  2. Congratulations! Both on the portrait and being one of the gallery artists! Very exciting!

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    1. It is exciting isn't it?! Thank you.

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  3. Congratulations ... and this particular drawing is excellent - so much character showing through

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    1. Thanks John. This is my favourite in the series so far.

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  4. Another well executed drawing. I like the expression on the face - a mix of curiosity and disdain.

    Its wonderful that you have been accepted into the gallery, I know it will be a successful partnership.

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    1. His expression has changed throughout the week. Mainly it was disgust as I found another excuse not to finish him :)

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  5. Great portrait, wonderful character to the face. Remove the beard and the turban, and he is my roofer! Congratulations on the gallery representation! Well deserved.

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    1. I'll photoshop it for him shall I? lol Thxs Dan.

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  6. WELL DESERVED!!! Great recognition!! Congratulations.

    This is a wonderful rendering. His eyes make me wonder what he's thinking.

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    1. Thank you Marian appreciate it.

      As I said to Jeanette most of this week he's been thinking 'why aren't you dawing?' :)

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  7. Very beautiful and strong drawing !
    Congrats and glad about what's happening to you :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment Ambre.

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  8. love this face. He's saying "what are you up to, missy?"
    :)


    Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors

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  9. The portrait is really beautiful, I must say you fully deserve your success! Congratulations! :-)

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  10. Congratulations! Your portraits are so beautiful, and it's such good news that you're one of the gallery artists now! I can imagine you're celebrating, and keep celebrating for a while, enjoy!

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  11. Congratulations on your recruitment as a gallery artist Sue, it is really such fabulous news and I am sure an honour. Thankyou also for your Easter Greetings on News From Italy, much appreciated.

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  12. Yes! Way to go! On both the gallery and this drawing. Very impressive.

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  13. Hey Sue! Congratulations on your gallery representation! Yay! Another wonderful portrait, too :)

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  14. Another fabulous portrait Sue, and congratulations on the Gallery appointment.

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  15. Thank you LindyLou, A.Decker, Elizabeth & John.

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  16. Congratulations! you deserve it! your protraits are fantastic!

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