100 OIL PORTRAITS IN 100 DAYS - Kay, 51/100, © Carol Nelson Fine Art



Day 51

This lovely lady is Kay. I probably wouldn't have picked her photo to paint because it is a flash photo looking directly into the camera. By now, you know I hate that kind of photo for a painting. Kay is a collector who has purchased more than one of my paintings, so that gives her special status. I emphasised the brushwork in this piece to give it added interest.
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9 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Kay is sure beautiful! You've handled her hair and her eyes with perfection, Carol!

SarahBowie said...

I can tell you had fun with the brush work - turned out great!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

You handled this flash photo really well Carol...The highlights and strokes came out making one think it wasn't a flash photo!!

Nora Kasten said...

Carol, this painting is great because of your brushwork . . it makes the painting lively and the lady is pretty.
Nora

Cathie Tonkins said...

I just love your Portrait challenge you have given your self and have been so generous in sharing with all of us.
Check out the award I left for you on my blog!

Dean Grey said...

Carol!

Kay has lovely blue eyes, no?

-Dean

Gwen Bell said...

Another terrific portrait! Love the treatment of the hair and the highlights on her face.

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful job, Carol - love the brushwork!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

What a fun piece.
So free with your brush strokes.
Love it.