100 OIL PORTRAITS IN 100 DAYS - Ed, 68/100, Carol Nelson Fine Art


Day 68
This portrait takes the cake. It was, hands down, the most difficult one I've done so far. Those sunglasses are positively diabolical. I'm still not sure if I pulled them off. Each lens is a little abstract painting. I spent twice a long on this painting as I do on most of them.

The lighting is great. I love the way the sun shines on the edge of his face and beard turning them white. Artist, Gwen Bell sent me this photo. If she ever asks for photos for a project like mine, I'm going to search for a real doozy! LOL

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12 comments:

mizmilvi said...

I think you nailed it. The glasses are terrific!!

AutumnLeaves said...

I think this is wonderful, Carol! I have to admit to a huge sputter of coffee when I read your plans of potential revenge on Gwen! LOLOLOL I have to say that I really like the glasses, both in the photo and in the painting!!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Oh no Carol...This is one of your BEST!! I think you pulled it off beautifully! The sunglasses...the beard...so very nice!

Pam Holnback said...

Love the photo. Love the glasses. Love the painting.

Carolina said...

Hi Carol
It's been a while ... I love your portraits, you really are good at it, not only the likeness, but also the colors and warmth. I love your work!
Warm regards,
Carolina

Dana Cooper said...

Bravo Carol, not only are you continuing to push yourself through this incredible challenge you set for yourself, you upped your game in handling the glasses...Gwen knew you could do it too!

Angela Elledge said...

Very nice, Carol, you pulled this off brilliantly!

Vern Schwarz said...

You pulled it off alright Carol. Definitely worth the extra time and effort. What fun would this masochistic project of yours be if it all rolled smoothly...ha!

Renee Brennan said...

Oh Carol you had fun painting those red peepers...come on admit it! :) I love em!

Lokelani Forrest said...

Great job on this one...those glasses make it extra special.

Gwen Bell said...

LOL! I'm scared!!!

Groovy glasses! This captures Ed so perfectly. He's quite a character. Can't wait to send it to him. Really great job, Carol!

Dean Grey said...

Cool shades!

-Dean