100 OIL PORTRAITS IN 100 DAYS - Connie, 71/100, © Carol Nelson Fine Art
Remember the portrait I did of Lisa, 69/100, with the white face and multicolor hair? This one is kind of the opposite approach: white hair and multicolor face. My husband asked "What do those people think of those crazy colors?" I said by now they all know they will get the unexpected.
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Voting closes on Sunday night. If you haven't reviewed portraits 61-70, please scroll down on my blog (you'll have to skip over the abstracts) and choose your favorite. YOU ARE THE JUDGE. Email your choice to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaking of judging, it is harder than you would think. I haven't seen one single art show where I agreed with all of the judge's choices. I recently judged a show for a local art guild. So many excellent paintings had to be passed over. If I were to judge the SAME show again, I probably would have some totally different choices. I tried to apply the same artistic criteria to each painting, but they don't all appeal to you in the same way. A painting is more than a display of technical painting skills - there's an undeniable emotional appeal that will make some works tug at you a little more than others.