Painting in Oil
Great portrait, Susan!
Many thanks, Martine. I feel it is not quite as finished as I would like - but I am not gong back to this one.
And you should be - It's wonderful! :0)
Thanks, Sandra - he was a great model holding perfectly still and resuming the exact same pose after each break. Certainly not an easy thing to do but much appreciated by me!
When I clicked on the larger version of this portrait, I could see all your happy brush strokes. You really did have a great time painting this one. What a fabulous portrait, Susan!!!Kathryn
"Happy brush strokes" - I love that phrase! Thanks, Kathryn
Bonjour chère Susan,Lorsque j'admire ce dernier portrait, je sens que tu as été particulièrement à l'aise en le peignant. La lumière qui illumine profusément son visage apporte de la joie et de la vie.Un portrait rempli de quiétude.Merci pour ton gentil petit mot et à la pensée particulière concernant les victimes de l'attentat à Paris.Gros bisous ♡
Your comments are always so kind - and greatly appreciated! Thank you, Martine.
And great color and energy. I marvel at the liveliness of your portraits--in all your work.
I am glad that you find life in my life portraits. Once I became comfortable with my ability to get a likeness of the model pretty quickly, I was able to move on to more thoughtful renditions.
Pure perfection ! I love how you play with the colors so freely applying your vivacious dots here and there. Wonderful !
Thank you, Jane - sometimes I wish I had more restraint with my skin colors! I am constantly trying to keep them somewhat subdued!
Beautiful light, skin tones and expression-looks like you achieved them in this portrait!
Thank you, Celia - once in a while everything seems to come together well making the challenge of painting a good portrait just a wee bit easier!
I like the strokes so much. Specially the white in beard volume and color and shadows.
Thanks, Irina - I often marvel at the immense number of decisions made regarding color, value, shape of brush marks - all within 3 hours to complete a portrait from life.
Susan , je hebt een perfect portret gemaakt .groetjes van Simonne
Oh! You are so kind, Simonne - many, many thanks!
:) Thank you, Ashok.
Your comments are welcome and brighten my day!