PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST, 9117, 8x12 oil on MDF panel




This lovely lady is an artist that I do not know. I painted her portrait as part of Karin Jurick's challenge blog called Different Strokes from Different Folks. Each artist sent Karin a photo of themselves. Karin then sent them out to other artists to paint.
I had fun with this portrait. I was going to take several photos of the painting in progress, but I got so involved in the process that I only took one. Her white/blond hair made for a dramatic painting. Click on the blog name for a link to see everyone's efforts at painting total strangers with only one photo reference.

25 comments:

Gwen Bell said...

WOW! Terrific job! Love the candid pose and your sure hand. This is really lovely!

Tammy Hext said...

Hi Carol, thank you for visiting my blog. You have quite the portrait yourself. Well done!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Great likeness Carol! You handled her hair beautifully creating depth in the lightness of it...
I enjoyed seeing how you started the painting as well, even if it is only one photo. :)

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Carol...If anyone can do a portrait like a master it is YOU!! When you have a visual of the portrait someone painted of you I'd love to see it!!

Sandrine said...

Super. Great portrait.

dominique eichi said...

What a great portrait you did. Love the flair it has.

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful job with the portrait challenge, Carol.

AutumnLeaves said...

I must say that your use of color is phenomenal, Carol. I've never been a fan of abstract art but I must say your work is the exception, truly. It just stuns and awes me. I love your portrait too!

Vern Schwarz said...

Carol, you did a wonderful job on this not so easy pose. I marvel at how effortlessly you bounce back and forth between your beautiful abstracts and pieces like this.

Millie said...

Wow, what a great job! You achieved likeness spot on and the painting style is terrific! *clap*

Nithya Swaminathan said...

Super job on the portrait! Absolutely impressive. Love the reference too, and how you have handled it.

Gerald Schwartz said...

CAROL! This is wonderful along with everything else on your site...

maria kovalenko leysens said...

Just another Wow, nice job! Very strong image.

Ann Rogers said...

So, so well done..great light on the hair and such wonderful contrasts of color.

Angela Elledge said...

Carol, this is fantastic, how I love the strong contrast between the hair and background. I also agree with Vern, this was not an easy pose; very well done. Thanks for visiting my blog. :-)

Kerri Settle said...

You really knocked it out of the park with the hair. Great work!

Pattie Wall said...

Great job on the portrait, Carol! The light on the hair is perfect and the likeness spot on!

Tracie Brown said...

Love the way you captured the light. Gorgeous!!

Carol Horzempa said...

Hi Carol, what a great job with such a difficult photo. The dark background really sets of the highlights in her hair. Very nice! I'm sure she will love it!

Amanda Carder said...

Very nice to meet you Carol! I really like your portrait as well! Very lively and I love your confident brushwork!!

artbyakiko said...

Wonderful portrait, Carol! It's fun to see your initial blocking of the colors. Great result!

Dean Grey said...

Carol!

This portrait turned out great!

I love her hair. It looks so full of life and energy!

-Dean

Bobbi Heath said...

Carol, now that I finished mine of you, I want to say: this is great, it really looks like me! It was daunting to start out painting you when you had already done such a good job painting me... You made my hair look so good, which I think was difficult with this photo. Thanks so much!

Violetta Smith said...

Great portrait, great colors! Nice to see the different stages even if it is just one.

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