Sunday, November 13, 2011

Another Portrait, color this time!

Gary 9x12 oil/panel

I frequent an artist website called Wetcanvas.com.  Check it out if you've not been there - great resource, forums for every conceivable art topic or media, friendly and encouraging folks.  In the portraiture forum, each year around this time they do a portrait swap.  Folks get randomly paired up,and the partners paint portraits of each other (from photos, of course).  

So, this is my portrait swap partner, Gary, a very fine pastel artist.  I can't wait to see his rendition of me. I told him to make me look younger.  :-)  I find working from photos really, really hard, if you are trying to get accurate skin tones, and a likeness too.  I hope Gary likes his painting...

6 comments:

Jo Castillo said...

This looks wonderful to me! Hope Gary likes it, too. I like your strokes and texture. It will be fun to see yours, too.

rahina q.h. said...

Don Gray suggested checking out your blog: he was right, beautiful paintings Deb!

Deb said...

Thanks Jo.. he said he was pleased, and I've done a bit more work since posting this which I think improves it...

Thanks, Rahina - very kind of you to take the time to comment. Don's a really nice guy and such a fine artist....

Shirley Fachilla said...

I too came from Don's blog to yours. Gary's bound to be happy with the wonderful luminosity you created in his portrait.
I also enjoyed reading those random tips (and seeing the puppy)!

Deb said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look!
I love Don's paintings of Winslow! (well, pretty much anything Don paints, I like!)

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

A lovely portrait. I especially like the simple effective handling of the shirt.