Wednesday, January 19, 2011
16x20" oil on canvas private collection
Meet Diane. She is a partner in dighoarts, a custom design firm and guiding member of the art club himself and I belong to. I was fortunate enough to pick Diane's name out of the hat passed around for our year end portrait project. I decided to paint her on a primed raw canvas with a predominately blue/magenta palette. Happily she was pleased with the results.
We had a lovely meal comprised of member prepared dishes followed by an unveiling of each portrait this past Sunday.
It was a delightful evening, made special by great tasting vittles, the Jets' victory and really incredible works of art. Ranging from representational realism to abstract concepts, the works were a wonderful conclusion to a very creative and exciting year.
Posted by suzanneberry at 10:40 AM
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great portrait... love the color choices. The darker (and lighter,too) shadowing on the fleshtone always gives me problems... I love your handling of the shade colors. !!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Her skin glows!ReplyDelete
Really lovely. Nice form, sensitive expression. Your cool palette does justice to her natural coloration.ReplyDelete
Wow. That is incredible Suzanne. I mean really and truly breathtakingly beautiful. :)ReplyDelete
Wow she looks real. This portrait is amazing!ReplyDelete
lovely paint handling Suzanne... you have captured a fleeting expression beautifully.ReplyDelete
Diane is so fortunate to have her name drawn by you. What a beautiful painting! And what a fun idea for an art club group project.ReplyDelete
That is one gorgeous portrait, Suzanne! (Boy! I sure want to be like you when I grow up!) And her hair! I am wanting her head of hair just for myself! LOLReplyDelete
Love the hair, you really made it look like it's light and soft.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous, what a great event. Sounds like a wonderful group! Love your glowing fly also!!ReplyDelete
As tough as portraits can be, you make them look easy. Ah, the mark of a master. She is beautifully painted, Suz, congratulations.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! The way you rendered the hair in such a loose painterly fashion...genius. I was admiring the Fly earlier. I love ur bugs!ReplyDelete
Very strong portrait Suzanne, bravo!ReplyDelete
very beautifuyl Portrait Suzanne. you ought to be an artist. Enjoyed your studio pixs. Seemed like I was looking at mine several weeks ago. Am now in a major overhaul. Running the gallery the past several years and painting down there it became a throw all house of Horrors. but...Even my wife can see the floor. She said so. Sop I know it is true. She also keeps asking if I have found any treasures. Wow! Have I ever. Some real goodies. And some of them didn't even make it to the dust pan.ReplyDelete
God bless and have a great day
My goodness! This could be a photograph! This is so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thank you all so very much. Your words mean so very much. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!ReplyDelete
Suzanne, It's gorgeous!!!! I love the portrait on the raw canvas. Just works perfectly! Fabulous!!!ReplyDelete
Fabulous color palette. The entire Portrait is so beautiful but I particularly love your attention to those expressive eyes.ReplyDelete
Beautiful portrait, love the colours you have used,the softness of her hair and the warm shadow on her cheek, lovely.ReplyDelete
Beautifully sculptural form modeling!!ReplyDelete