"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Eyes Wide Closed!

Male portrait with eyes closed / oil on linen / 14x11
Winter is finally on the run with several days of rain that washed away most of the snow - and my Christmas Roses look like they survived beautifully. And they are still blooming. What a wonder!


  1. WOW!!!! Excellent portrait of this man. I LOVE the skin tones!!! Beautiful light...

    1. Love, love, love your enthusiasm! You make me feel great and I thank you! :)

  2. Dag Susan, heel mooi geschilderd, en ja, die huidtinten zijn perfect ! Goed hoor dat je helleboris de sneeuw getrotseerd heeft, was voorspeld....
    Groetjes van Simonne

  3. Thanks so much - he was fun to paint - especially with eyes closed!

  4. Your portraits are so good!

  5. Beautiful skin tones and sparkling light , great portrait !

  6. Beautiful flesh tones and brushwork.
    I failed the IQ test on this one, Susan. I thought when i first saw it (small) you meant you painted it with YOUR eyes closed. LOL.

  7. Bonjour ma chère Susan,

    Un très joli travail de couleurs... Des nuances merveilleuses qui jouent avec la lumière.
    Pas facile de peindre un homme !

    Gros bisous 🌸


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