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Come here to check out what I’m working on lately…… and if I’m brave enough, I’ll let you tell me what you think! (I guess that’s MY Superhero part of the process!)

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The Drawing and Painting Stages of Anca Sima: “The Butterfly of Rio”

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Join us as tomorrow November 17, 2015 as we unveil the full portrait of our latest superhero at the Owatonna Hospital Healing Arts Exhibit and Reception, featuring special guest speaker and Breast Cancer Superhero Portrait Project artist, Barbara Porwit

Owatonna Hospital
2250 NW 26th Street, Owatonna, MN 55060
From: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Stages of the process behind our NEW superhero portrait, Anca Sima: “The Butterfly of Rio”

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The Drawing Stages of the Butterfly of Rio

The Drawing Stages of the Butterfly of Rio

Anca liked the "power bracelets" and the stars shooting out of her hands on this one - (check out the helmet too --- not sure it will make it onto the painting, but - cool!!

Anca liked the “power bracelets” and the stars shooting out of her hands on this one

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Artist at Work: Tonal Study

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The Butterfly of Rio

The Butterfly of Rio

The Butterfly of Rio

The Butterfly of Rio

– Another one of the steps in creating a painting is working out the “tones” – the main lights and darks. Here’s a beginning of a small tonal study artist Barbara Porwit is doing to prepare for the large painting of Breast Cancer Superhero Anca Sima—- later she will add color and Anca’s WINGS….

Help Barbara do this work: back us on our kickstarter today! Check out the project here: KickStarter

by: Barbara Porwit

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Butterfly of Rio: 9 11 2015

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Breast Cancer Superhero Anca Sima is well on her way to making her big entrance as the “Butterfly of Rio” this November at the show in Owatonna, MN. Artist Barbara Porwit is now in the drawing stages – soon those brushes will cover the canvas in bright and beautiful colors, representing Anca’s vibrant personality! Stay tuned for more progress reports…..

The Drawing Stages of the Butterfly of Rio

Now in the preliminary drawing stages for the Butterfly of Rio…

Anca Sima, the "Butterfly of Rio" - closeup of beginning shadow underpainting (artist: Barbara Porwit)

Anca Sima, the “Butterfly of Rio” – closeup of beginning shadow underpainting

Now in the preliminary drawing stages...

Now in the preliminary drawing stages…

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Anca and her Butterfly Wings

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Check out these visitor’s drawings of Anca and her Butterfly Wings: We had some very talented individuals- (ie visitors to the studio during Art-A-Whirl)– help us with ideas for Anca’s wing design. What do you think?

Anca liked the carnaval mask on this one - let's see how Barbara incorporates this into the painting of her!

Anca liked the carnaval mask on this one – let’s see how Barbara incorporates this into the painting of her!

Anca liked the organic shapes and especially the lotus flower on this one: Barbara's not entirely sure yet if a lotus will make an appearance on the final painting but she's thinking about it.....

Anca liked the organic shapes and especially the lotus flower on this one: Barbara’s not entirely sure yet if a lotus will make an appearance on the final painting but she’s thinking about it…..

 Anca liked the "power bracelets" and the stars shooting out of her hands on this one - (check out the helmet too --- not sure it will make it onto the painting, but - cool!!


Anca liked the “power bracelets” and the stars shooting out of her hands on this one – (check out the helmet too — not sure it will make it onto the painting, but – cool!!

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Anca and her Butterfly Wings

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Anca and her wing design!

Anca liked the antennas on this one- we’ll see how Barbara incorporates those into the painting….

Anca and her Butterfly Wings: We had some very talented individuals- (ie visitors to the studio during Art-A-Whirl)– help us with the inspiration of Anca’s wing design, check them out here!

Anca chose this one for the organic shapes of the wings. What do you think?

Anca chose this one for the organic shapes of the wings. What do you think?

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Super Suzi in progress 1/11/14

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painting in progress of woman flying in judges robe

Her Honorable and Joyful Lady Justice (AKA Super Suzi) – work in progress 1/11/2014

beginning to rough in Suzi’s judge’s robe….. sneak peek! Be sure to come to the unveiling at Boynton Health Service on 1/31~

 

 

 

studio shot 1/11/2014 - with Super Suzi and her Evil Fighting Goose ------

studio shot 1/11/2014 – with Super Suzi and her Evil Fighting Goose ——

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Sunset: Part II

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painting in progress of woman flying in a judges robe

Super Suzi work in progress 1/4/2014

So, Suzi’s sunset is coming along! also a bit of roughing in on the Evil Fighting Goose and the sparkle gun…..

To support the creation of this portrait, please donate here:

http://superheroportraits.com/breast-cancer-superheroes/donate/

 

 

 

 

 

 

work in progress painting detail of a goose flying with a blue cape

Roughing in the wings and the cape on her Evil Fighting Goose –

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

painting in progress detail of pink sparkle gun

…roughing in the pink sparkle gun of joy….. 1/4/2014

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Sunset: Part I

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work in progress painting of woman and goose flying in sunset

Beginning laying in Suzi’s sunset 12-28-2013

You know what? Painting is COOL – spent the day mixing preliminary colors for Suzi’s sunset…..

AND – Suzi’s portrait will be unveiled at BOYNTON HEALTH SERVICE on Jan 31 – SAVE THE DATE!!!!!!!!!  (no pressure……) yeah!

To support the production of this portrait, you can donate here:

http://superheroportraits.com/breast-cancer-superheroes/donate/

SKF WIP studio shot 2013 12 29

 

 

 

 

 

SKF WIP studio shot 2 2013 12 29

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Super Suzi’s coming along!

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partially finished drawing of woman flying in judges robe with gavel, sparkle gun and goose

The underdrawing for Super Suzi is almost done!

The drawing for Her Honorable and Joyful Lady Justice (aka Super Suzi) is almost finished – just need to finalize the robe and we’ll be painting!  And we need to – she will be unveiled at the opening reception at Boynton Health Service on Jan. 31, 2013~!

If you’d like to support the creation of this portrait, it’s easy to donate:  http://superheroportraits.com/breast-cancer-superheroes/donate/

 

Woman and goose flying

Her Honorable Lady Joy and Justice will fly at the viewer wielding her gavel/bottle opener and her pink sparkle gun – with her unflappable sidekick the Evil Fighting Goose!

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Work in Progress: Super Suzi!

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Woman and goose flying

Her Honorable Lady Joy and Justice will fly at the viewer wielding her gavel/bottle opener and her pink sparkle gun – with her unflappable sidekick the Evil Fighting Goose!

We’re at it again folks! Super Suzi Kazal Forst (Her Honorable Lady Joy and Justice) had her photo shoot two weeks ago and now we’re putting her image on canvas:

 

Honk if you hate Evil!

Honk if you hate Evil!

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