Tuesday, December 15, 2009

DSDF PORTRAIT

Karin Jurick sent the call out for her portrait exchange for the Different Strokes from Different Folks site and this is the painting I am returning. Please check out the website, there are some terrific portraits. This is such a cool event to take part in and I have met some wonderful artists through it. I love the photo I had to work from, very "Wuthering Heights", hence the title "Could be Kathy".

31 comments:

Terri Buchholz said...

I love it - very dramatic and I know that angle is hard to pull off in portraiture. Also, I read back through your blog and really enjoyed it.

Pattie Wall said...

Hi Paula. Yes, this was a very cool pose! You did a wonderful job with the light and shadow. Colors are so perfect! So far, the submissions to this challenge are so fun to look at!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Very nice.
Great job on this portrait.
And I love the colors too.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This is a really wonderful portrait! You must have had a lot of fun with that pose!!

Angela Elledge said...

I had to laugh when I read your Wuthering Heights comment, that's exactly what I thought. Beautiful painting and a great reference you had to work with.

Gwen Bell said...

What a terrific portrait! Your style works perfectly with this pose. Great use of cool purples in the shadows and that bit of yellow highlight on the bridge of her nose. Beautiful palette. Had to smile at your nod to "Wuthering Heights".

Vern Schwarz said...

What a pose. You did a fabulous job on this Paula.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Wonderful - you have a beautiful painterly style that adds to the depth and interest of this painting. Great work!

Ann Rogers said...

Your unique style works so well with this portrait, plus the photo pose is very dramatic...nice entry.

Carol Nelson said...

That's a lot of DRAMA! You not only had to do a face, but a hand as well. Both very well done.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

This portrait rocks my socks off. SO WONDERFUL!!! Kudos to you, Paula. LOVE it.

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Love this portrait! It has a classic 30's feel to it! and I love the fluid quality of the painting.

Lori Margulies said...

Ahh! This is beautiful and fun. I love the light, color and the feeling of this piece.

Paula Cravens said...

Thanks everyone for all the kind comments. It is inspiring and energizing to get that kind of positive feedback. And thanks to kinetic Karin Jurick for making it possible!

Michelle said...

Amazing work on the portrait challenge Paula.

Annelein said...

Great portrait! I look at my (your) portrait fondly from last year...my husband has it right by his desk...I'm busy with my challenge..merry christmas

Alan said...

Wonderful portrait and croping!

Karen Hargett said...

I love this - great job on a tough angle. It looks like it was fun to paint.

Barb Hillier said...

Fantastic portrait! Loved reading your blog and it's great to see another BC artist participating.

dominique eichi said...

Your style is fabulous and the pose of the artist enhance it too. Perfect together.

Edward Burton said...

This is absolutely wonderful, Paula.

Tracie Brown said...

so interesting to see such a unique pose. great job. your colors are fantastic and I love the feel of this piece...

Chartan said...

this is an awesome portrait

Lauren Maurer said...

I love love love this one!

Paula Cravens said...

Again, thanks everyone for all the kind comments. It means a lot to an artist that often works in isolation to get positve feedback.

maria kovalenko leysens said...

What drama! and I like your color choices and brushwork.

artbyakiko said...

Fantastic portrait! I LOVE IT.

Anne Marie Propst said...

You really did a fabulous job!!!!!

NoNo said...

I love my portrait!! That morning I did approximately 100 photos... : D
Makes me happy to see that you get a great work with it.
Saludos from Spain!

liz wiltzen said...

Paula, just wanted to say your portrait is incredibly compelling. It swirls and breathes and pulls you right in to her gaze, you can't view it without wondering what she is thinking of. Wow!

Regula Scheifele said...

Just had to tell you how much I love this portrait. Sure, it's a great pose, but more so it's a great painting. I'll definitely come back to study it again.