100 PORTRAITS IN 100 DAYS - Carolyn, 7/100, © Carol Nelson Fine Art



Day 7
Hey, Carolyn, I didn't say anything about HANDS, but I should have. ; - ) Hands are a pain to paint. It is so easy to have them end up looking unnatural. On the other hand (so to speak) I DID enjoy doing the rest of your portrait. I've discovered I like to paint people wearing glasses. Don't know why, I just do.
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We are getting close to the end of the first group of ten portraits. I would like all of my viewers to look again at portraits 1-10, pick their favorite, and email me their choice. I will publish the votes, and at the end of the whole project, I will reprint the top picks from each group of 10 to vote for the Grand Poobah winner.

Your choice can be based on any criteria you wish - excellent likeness, wild colors, painterly approach, expression, whatever. I think this will be fun.

8 comments:

Edward Burton said...

Brilliant, Carol! Love the colors.

Regula Scheifele said...

Hi Carol - once again a great portrait! My first thought was 'hands!', but you really got them spot on!
I'll wait with my vote till all 10 are online, but at the moment it would probably be David. Great colour composition and of course great mood!

AutumnLeaves said...

Boy that is sure going to be tough choosing a favorite. Each piece is so perfect, Carol. Love what you did with this piece too! She looks fabulous and you did an amazing job with her hands!

Lauren Maurer said...

I think you painted the hands very well! I love this new project you've got going on!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Carol, I love the reflected light on her left cheek, and I think you handled the hands very well!
I like glasses because they are like architecture of sorts and break up the face into smaller pieces making it easier to see relationships.

Beth Parker said...

Your portraits are wonderful, Carol! So much life in them, with all the great color!!

Cynthia said...

This is turning into a great project for you and for us to follow...what fun!! I am enjoying this.

Lokelani Forrest said...

You amaze me with your portrait-a-day project. This one is very, very good...love your palette.