100 PORTRAITS IN 100 DAYS - Sue, 23/100, © Carol Nelson Fine Art



Day 23

Doesn't Sue look like a fun person? She indicated she wanted the full Fauvist treatment in her portrait and even went so far as to imagine what colors she thought I'd use. Did you imagine orange, turquoise and purple, Sue?? LOL I had a lot of fun painting this one. For purchase information, please see my website.

My new computer with Windows 7 is not giving me too many problems. It comes with a photo software that I like. I tried using my old Picture It software and it was just cranky - did not work as smoothly as it did no Windows XP - so I had to start using the new software out of necessity.

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AND THE WINNER IS: (drum roll) JONATHAN, 19/100 Thanks to all that sent in a vote. Jonathan was a resounding choice with 4 times the number of votes of the others. I'm convinced it was the mirrored glasses that captured everyone's attention. When I first saw the photo, I worried about how I was going to portray those glasses. I just painted what I saw. Someone commented that because of the ocean in the reflection, you get a portrait and a seascape in one.

8 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Somehow I missed voting on the second ten. Who won the first ten? Did I miss that as well? I remember you saying it was really close between two of them...

Anyway, I love these portraits with the Fauvist treatment. Somehow the color choices just enhance the portraits which is truly a surprise to me. Beautiful, each and every one of them!!

Cotton Picker said...

Every morning I go to my computer to see your latest portrait. I love them all. You are a talented painter.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

YIPPEE! I agree! I am partial, but I think it was the subject! HA. And, I feel lucky to be getting TWO Carol Nelson's in one! Can't wait!! I love the full fauvist style this wonderful woman got! AWESOME work!

Angela Elledge said...

Oh, I completely forgot to vote, but I would have voted for Johnathon, as well. I've told you already that I am enjoying your series, and I've seen many favorites, but Sue will have to be my new favorite! This is outstanding, I hope I remember to vote the next time because as of now, Sue has my vote!

Dean Grey said...

Carol!

This painting is colorful and detailed.

And you captured Sue's cheery expression perfectly!

Great job!

-Dean

Lokelani Forrest said...

Carol...love what you've done with this portrait. Yay...I voted for Jonathan. This piece reminds me of Jonathan, maybe it's the glasses.

Sue said...

Hi Carol…



I’m glad I asked for “full Fauvist”. Yahoo - it is great! THANK YOU!

If I can figure out how to do it (which I probably can) may I use it on my website? I will, of course, give credit/full coverage to you as the artist. I will also put a Link to your website on my link page. OKAY?
As you probably know, I also purchased the portrait of me. I’m so excited!
Thank you,
Sue

Edward Burton said...

I LOVE the way this one turned out, Carol.