Have to laugh about the accordion story! I, too, took lessons when I was about 12 years of age. A friend had taken lessons and I thought it was something I would like. I quickly got over it after a few long walks...several miles in fact...carrying the beast to my music lesson...You've done a beautiful job on this fellow's portrait! I am sure he will be thrilled!
Shawn is one darned handsome young man. Really gorgeous portrait, Suz.
I love the skin tones in this, it just glows. And what a great face to paint, the hoodie sets it off beautifully. I can see why you were drawn to him to paint. There are some faces we see here and there that speak to us. I still haven't had the courage to approach people, probably why I stick with fish and water! Now for your piece of trivia: Hoodies, in Saskatchewan where my daughter lives, are known as "bunny hugs". Why? I don't know. I never took music lessons, mostly because everyone knew I was a lost cause musically :) and there wasn't a lot of spare cash to pay for them either. However, I did buy a guitar in later life and took some lessons. The outcome? I was a lost cause musically. But it was fun.
This is SO amazing, Suzanne! He's PERFECTLY painted.!!! It's so funny because I'm almost finished with a portrait of my granddaughter...yes, wearing a hoodie!!!and I missed your last post...I love Louy...! and enjoyed your post so much.. I always love hearing about the presence of Tim in your life.. your love for each other will keep you together forever. Again, I LOVE this portrait...the light hitting his face is perfect!!!
Just beautiful features and the hoodie looks so soft and snuggly. I picked the clarinet in grade school to make a friend happy but I really wanted to play the flute. I'm still trying to break my people pleasing habit.
Gorgeous! You can paint, girl!!!!
Oh Gunkie, I can see why you felt compelled to paint this handsome young man!! Even from this viewpoint, he has such warm and loving and intelligent eyes, and such elegant lips! The hoodie frames him perfectly, and the title is utterly appropriate.Kathryn, the other Gunkie XOXOPS - accordian???
Love IT! And I love working on portrait linen! Want to try oil primed linen now... Schmid says it is vastly more pleasing to work on. Not as absorbent, making wipe outs easer
This is so fabulous! What a beautiful painting...and I love the title! I have never painted on linen, but this makes me want to have a go. Your work is gorgeous Suzanne!
Amazing painting and amazing you!!
What a handsome lad. You've captured his visage and personality wonderfully. It's a beautiful painting.I can so identify with your "what's up with that?" puzzling. I felt much the same way as a kid and now wish I'd voiced my needs and wants. It seems so silly now, especially now that I'm a mother and grandmother, that it didn't seem appropriate to speak up.
Oh Suzanne, this is stunning! I could barely pull my eyes from it long enough to comment. I always love your work, but I think this may show a new, even higher level of expertise. I must go back and study it again...bye
Just love the way you paint and has he seen this yet? Funny about the accordion - my brother took four years also until he too said ENUF!
well, without a doubt, this has an almost 'spiritual' or religious look...he looks wise and gentle...yes, like a savior. What an incredible painting!!!
Hi Suzanne!I agree, it's been way too long!This is a beautiful painting, and you're right, he has such beautiful features. Maybe you can also do a frontal view, and a side view of him.I'm glad you are doing reasonably well. And I think the peanut thing was super cool.Hugs!!!!!
Suz, this is an exceptionally fine portrait, and I think there must be something special about your particular brand of belgian linen too, just from looking at the zoom on this one.
Bonsoir chère amie,Je voulais tout d'abord vous remercier sincèrement pour votre très gentil commentaire.La vie, parfois, nous emporte vers d'autres horizons et le temps s'écoule si vite...Je suis heureuse aujourd'hui de pousser la porte de votre jardin secret et de pouvoir vous lire et admirer vos oeuvres... toutes celles également que j'avais manquées.Cette toute dernière est incoryable ! Ce portrait est rempli de douceur, de bonté angélique... Je pense que la présence de cette capuche apporte une mansuétude supplémentaire à ce visage. Vous avez réussi merveilleusement bien et talentueusement la texture et la couleur de sa peau.Une très jolie peinture, un magnifique travail. Bravo !Gros bisous à vous.
Sweet SuzWe love this painting so much,, and we have been behind in commenting.We wanted to just take a moment and thank you from the bottom of our heart for all the love and healing thoughts and prayer you have sent to me.I love you so much sweet Suz.We will be back when we have more timelovetweedles
This is amazing portrait! i like it very much! Cheers
I have wanted to try linen for a while now. I'm just getting through the batch of canvas's I already have and then I will invest in some. I'm pretty sure I'll like a smoother surface too...I was knocked out by this portrait! Really, really beautiful! You have the most amazing gift! :0)
The portrait of Shawn came out exactly like you wanted it to. I like that surface, too and make my own lately. Painting is beautiful - presence with Tim most likely when you most need him...
Our sweet SuzWe came back- just like we promised, because we wanted to take some time to look at this spectacular portrait of Shawn, and to read your words- that are so important to us.We feel as if we are sitting right there- with you and Shawn- face to face.It seems impossible to know you painted the perfectness in this portrait!We can feel the softness of his hoodie- and the look in his eyes- that glance- it's total amazing!!! You create magic- and we love it!lovetweedles
I think you captured the softness in the sweater with his swagger :) lovely work.
Totally awesome portrait! It's a great choice to stop rendering the hood. It leaves the fabric soft and really emphasizes the face. It reminded me of Tim's portrait. Is that the linen? I've never worked on it. The skin you paint just glows. Beautiful! Very handsome young man...
brilliant portrait suzanne
This is so wonderful,Suzanne.He has great skin and features and you have brought it out well.
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