100 OIL PORTRAITS IN 100 DAYS - Benjamin, 42/100, © Carol Nelson Fine Art


Day 42

This is Benjamin. What made me pick this photo to paint was his adorable face with the incredible light on it. If you look carefully at the photo, you will notice an orange line that separates the sun lighted skin from the shadowed skin. It looks like the photo was taken in the late afternoon when the sun that is very golden in tone.
The reflected light on the other side of his face is an area that allows me to get a little wild with the color. In this case, I used a cool light blue in contrast to the warm sunlit colors on the other side of his face.
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Voting for the best of 31-40 is very tight. Currently three portraits are tied for the lead. Be sure to vote before 10 pm tonight.

12 comments:

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Once again - this is wonderful! I really like how you captured the seriousness of his expression without losing the 'child'.
Sorry I missed the vote for favorite from the Top 40!

SarahBowie said...

Very well done!

AutumnLeaves said...

What a handsome guy Benjamin is! He looks quite the intense and serious little fellow!

Dana Cooper said...

He's precious, Carol...good job!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Great portrait Carol! I love the highlight colors and the way you handled the shadow side! I recommend again that everyone click on the photos of the paintings so they can see closeup the wonderful STROKES! Still learning and glad to be able to have these daily examples to see!!

Gwen Bell said...

Oh Carol, this is my favorite so far. What a delightful little boy and you have painted him so beautifully. That sunny spot on his face is so lovely and I love it contrasted with the cool shadow. Spectacular!

Edward Burton said...

Absolutely wonderful, Carol!

Ann Rogers said...

Can't believe how close you are getting to the "half way mark"! I do believe that the old saying, "practice makes perfect" holds true with painting...hope you can see the improvement you are making as your paintings progress each day...well done!!!

Connie Michael said...

What a beautiful little boy and what a gorgeous portrait. If you're doing this well now, I can't wait to see number 100! Way to go, Carol!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

He is a little precious kid.
You did a great job here.

Marie Theron said...

Hi, super, I love them all....I am gearing up to do a portrait of a farm lady and her baby....I am going to wish for your skill in portrait painting, Carol!

Dean Grey said...

Adorable!

-Dean