100 OIL PORTRAITS IN 100 DAYS - Ethel, 81/100, © Carol Nelson Fine Art

Day 81

This is 94 year old Ethel, but her family knows her as Momma. I absolutely loved painting this photo. The lighting, her hat, her purple parka with a zipper, and that sweet little smile - it all made for a great portrait.
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Note: I just learned that this sweet lady passed away and her funeral was 3 days ago. I hope this painting will be a comfort to Momma's family.


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Anonymous said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

AutumnLeaves said...

I am so sorry to hear that Ethel has passed away. She looks so very beautiful. I find myself thinking that she must have been exquisitely gorgeous as a young woman. I think this has moved into my number one favorite spot of them all, Carol. I think this one touched your heart and somehow it shows. Gorgeous.

Angela Elledge said...

I LOVE Momma's portrait, it is outstanding throughout the entire painting. Your handling of all of the different textures is spot on, love the handling of the soft wispy hair, the sassy hat, and the lighting is beautiful. What a wonderful tribute for a precious little Momma.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Carol, You did a wonderful job on this sweet lady! I feel sure seeing her happy face in this way will be a comfort!! The purple...yummm!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Oh Carol,
You got something with the matured folks. All of them are superb.
What a gift to her family.
This one is perfect!!!
Love it!

Earthula said...

This is great!

What a marvelous tribute to life.

Dean Grey said...


I'm sorry to hear Ethel has passed.

I know this might sound strange but this particular portrait looks very much like a highly rendered animation cell!



Anonymous said...

I love this portrait of Ethel; there's so much personality to her face.