100 PORTRAITS IN 100 DAYS - Micah, 15/100, © Carol Nelson Fine Art

Day 15
I did this painting in December as kind of a dry run on this project. Looking at it now, with 14 other paintings under my belt, I can see things that I should change about this. I have already gotten better at painting portraits. Nothing beats time at the easel to increase your skills. I wonder what these portraits will look like by the time I'm doing the last 10.
The next group of ten, after the current group, will be painted on panels prepped with black gesso. Working on a black background changes a lot about how you approach a painting.


AutumnLeaves said...

This is fabulous, Carol. Immediately I thought I recognized the eyes...After some thought it came to me that the eyes reminded me of David Cassidy. LOL Micah is a handsome one, for sure. Love the play of light on his face that you've so magically captured.

Pattie Wall said...

As I have said before - I believe this is a huge undertaking - but one that can only take you to where you wish to be...you are already great, Carol! Nice one!

Leslie Hawes said...

I love this series you're doing.
I'll be interested to see your work on black!
I'm doing a 'daily' project, and it is amazing how changes in my ability have shown up!

Sheila said...

You've captured his features perfectly and I like how you translated that wonderful back lighting.

Edward Burton said...

Great drama to this piece, Carol - wonderful.

Dean Grey said...


The only noticeable thing I noticed from this "test run" is that you didn't pump as much color into the face as you did in the portraits that would eventually follow this one.

That said, it's still a great portrait!