Friday, September 9, 2011

DEIRDRE WORKING 2





































18x24" oil on canvas
SOLD

This is the other version of yesterday's commission. Lesson learned. Ask the client. Gee Suz...ya think? I was sure this would be the preferred version, but the location of the reference photo has sentimental value so the background was significant to him. No worries though, happily they liked this version enough to give it a home. Himself was rather smitten though, so he's a tad sad to see it go. If I'm honest, I am as well.

Enjoy the weekend, stay safe.

25 comments:

  1. Oh, of COUrse they wanted them both..... I would too. Each in it's own way is remarkable. I am inspired at every turn with your paintings!

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  2. Stunning job on both! I completely agree with Kelley. You continue to be an inspiration!

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  3. Dear BUSY painter Suz! Great, great portraiture, and congrats on the sale of both paintings! Each one fascinates with a unique perspective. This one is my personal favorite, but I also love the unusual 'landscape yet portrait' quality of the first one.

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  4. Both paintings are brilliant, just love the way you paint, so unique.

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  5. I like both of these for different reasons. The first gives a unique composition for portraiture. So rarely do we see real life as a backdrop for a portrait. I see the appeal in this.

    The second more intimate view is wonderful too, and perhaps more traditional. I can understand why you'd think the client would want to see more portrait/less background.

    Getting into the mind of the buyer is a challenge. Its fabulous that they bought both and they're equally stunning pieces. Lucky buyer!

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  6. These are so similar I thought you cropped it for a better view! I like both for different reasons. Congrats on your lovely work and of course your sales.

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  7. WOW! Incredible portraits!!! love them both!!!

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  8. Fabulous, one commission, two sales!

    Not unexpected, who could possible resist?

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  9. Gunkie, you dome good! And as Carol said, one commission/two sales!

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  10. The immediacy of this one is stunning. So powerful and strong. Of course, the client wanted both!

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  11. Not surprised at all...both are just stunning. This one is more of a portrait, the other a figure piece. Glad they liked them both.... and smart girl you to make a second version!

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  12. Gosh! I can see why Himself was smitten. Deirdre is a beauty! Both pieces are absolutely gorgeous so it makes me happy to know your client wanted them both! Bonus!!

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  13. I thought you had cropped it! Of course both are incredible, but if I HAD to choose, I would also have to pick the first, just because I like the idea of the painting not being about only the person, but also little about their surroundings, what they're doing... I suppose that way it says more about them. What a fantastic painting though. I am really not at all surprised that they wanted both :0)

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  14. beautifully protrayed: it captures the essence of the photographer at work in a composition that has the feel of the profession it depicts!

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  15. They are both fabulous, but I would have to say that the one today appeals to me more for the details of this lovely Deidre. So glad that both paintings are "home."

    Bises,
    Genie

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  16. Though both of these paintings are wonderful Suzanne, this is my favorite because the crop adds such power to the subject behind the lens. It has a very strong narrative, bravo!

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  17. Suzanne I love both of these. So beautifully painted! I am drawn to the painting with more of the background, I love your textures and it seems to tell a story, you wonder where she is, and what she's doing there. You've done some amazing work with the red jacket, you got the perfect texture and color which can be difficult in red, at least for me. It's terrific that they wanted both paintings!

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  18. Well, these two paintings seal the deal... YOU ROCK!!! Get a load of that leather jacket! Fantastic, Suz. Really. Not only did they want both, but I bet they'll be back again with another project for you.

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  19. thank you so very much everyone for these amazingly kind and thoughtful comments, i appreciate them so very much!

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  20. No surprise they wanted both, Your work is truly amazing.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  21. HI there Suzanne!... Wonderful colours and textures as always... faithfully and accurately rendered!

    Love that "in your face" involvement you have created with your low frontal perspective! You've really captured an intimate and active portrait!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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