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


Day 69

There is an advantage to making my own rules. Remember, I said you don't HAVE to buy the portrait and that I would paint it in the colors I wanted, if I chose to paint it at all. Burt sent me a black and white photo of his lovely wife, Lisa. Color is an integral part of this project as it is in all of my paintings, so what was I to do in B&W?

Her face is three colors: black, white, and Paynes gray (which I love, btw). Any other color you see on the face is because there is a pink underpainting that shows through a bit. The hair is every other color on my palette!! What a blast I had painting this!!

You might think she just stepped off a spaceship from Pandora, but I think of it more of a study in color theory. Very modern, creative and edgy. Actually, I think Cindy Lauper's hair looked very similar to this on a recent episode of The Apprentice.

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13 comments:

Emma Michaels said...

I love what you did with the hair!!! Beautiful painting as always!

AutumnLeaves said...

Gosh, Carol. Lisa is a stunning lady, both in the photo and in your handling of this piece. I love the way you did the hair!

Janet "Grammy" Harrold said...

I absolutely love that you took this liberty!!! Good for you, the only thing that I would have added was blue eyes, that is if she has blue eyes, if her eyes are really brown, maybe you would have shown her what she would look like with blue contacts.lol. Great Job! Janet

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Great rendering my friend...and I too LOVE the fun of the b/w with all the colors in the hair. Very edgy and FUN!!

Anonymous said...

I pull up the dailypainters.com site like some read a newspaper. I absolutely love the one of the lady Lisa with the varied color of hair! Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Oh you went wild with this one.
I love the way you handle this piece.

Gwen Bell said...

Love the rainbow hair...very creative!

Dean Grey said...

Carol!

This painting makes me want to dye my hair so bad now!

-Dean

Sue Donaldson said...

Very cool! At every turn U come up with exciting variations, Carol.

Kristeena Crabb said...

Very cool, Carol! I think if I were to commission someone to do my portrait I'd want it just like that.

Kristeena said...

Very cool, Carol! I think if I were to commission someone to do my portrait I'd want it just like that.

Lori Bonanni said...

I love the way you handled this. So creative!

JRonson said...

Her hair is amazing, contragulations ! :) so inspiring