100 OIL PORTRAITS IN 100 DAYS - Ishrath II, 54/100, © Carol Nelson Fine Art



Day 54

First let me thank all of you for your prayers and well wishes for my husband Morris' transplant surgery. As I write this, Morris and his son Mark are both doing pretty well, but they both are making good use of their pain buttons The kidney is already starting to improve Morris' blood chemistry.

Now, about the painting. This photo was one of three fabulous photos sent to me and taken by Ishrath during her travels in India. The subject is an adorable lady who runs a pottery studio which is why her glasses are all splattered with clay. I thought her smile was captivating.
In this painting I started out with a black background and just painted in the highlights and mid tones. Any black you see is the background showing through. It's a fun way to paint.

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12 comments:

Sheila said...

Great news about your hubby and his son. We'll keep sending those positive vibes your way. What a face! She is adorable. I love how you captured her happy mood.

AutumnLeaves said...

Carol, you have captured this lady's spirit. There is such a life of joy in her expression. I cannot tell you how this makes me happy, how beautiful. So glad to hear too that Morris and his son are doing pretty well, in spite of the pain. Hoping that is soon to be lessened.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Hey, Carol, I'm sending up some prayers for your husband's swift and complete recovery. I think you self assigned challenge is doing exactly what a challenge should - pushing your into new levels of skill and confidence. These rock, you should be very very happy with them!

SarahBowie said...

This portait is terrific! Also I am glad to hear about Mark and Morris.

Pattie Wall said...

Ishrath is a very cool character painting! Glad you hubby and son are doing well.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Oh Carol,
I think that I can open my crossed fingers by now.
I love to read great news when I started my day.
Speedy recovery from California.
You got a touch for older people. Another great piece.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

SO glad the surgery went well! So glad it is OVER, as I'm sure you are as well! I love the black background method...and you are right, this smile is precious! Great work!

Ishrath said...

Thank you Carol. I like the detail on the glasses. Keep up your great work.

And please rest too. Im happy to hear that both are healing well. Very happy for you.

Dusty Pines said...

what great spirit you've captured in this one!

i'm so glad the guys are doing well - and amazed you're still working so hard! dare one suggest - 100 portraits in 102 or 103 days?!

Lokelani Forrest said...

So glad to hear all is well with your husband and son...prayers for a quick recovery.

Love this portrait. What wonderful character you've captured.

Cynthia said...

Well here is definitely the winner of the next round ,,,for sure...wonderful work!!! thinking positive thoughts for your loved ones too.........

Dean Grey said...

So much character in her face, Carol!

Great job on this one!

-Dean