Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Foreman

6x6 Oil on Panel
SOLD
Okay, this is the look I got this morning when I ran over to the orchard to take photos in my pajamas.

17 comments:

Ann Rogers said...

Who cares....it's all about the art!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I love how you introduced the various colors into the skin tone! Yes, blue! Nice job, Karen!

CJ Mulloy said...

Karen -

I love your bold brushstrokes - your paintings are so strong because of them!

Linda Popple said...

Great job with warm and cool skin tones. And I do like the look on his face - straight out to the viewer. Very nice!

Pam Holnback said...

Then, you should run around like that more often!

Gwen Bell said...

You really can paint anything! What a great portrait! You've retained just enough detail but let your wonderful style shine through. Love all of the bright color.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Nice one Karen. In his defense, he probably thought you were a little odd out their in your pj's taking his photo!

Marie Theron said...

Excellent work, Karen. There is so much character and dignity in this image. You are truly versatile, and the portrait was a lovely surprise!

Liana Yarckin said...

this is hysterical. at first i thought great painting, colors and lighting. then i read your story and you captured him perfectly!

carol morgan carmichael said...

I would think he would have been smiling if he saw you in your pajamas. Maybe it was too early. I like how you kept it so loose. Hard to do on a face but gives it so much more character.
I have to laugh, the code I have to type in below is "booti". I guess I am still in 3rd grade.

Sandra Galda said...

very forceful image done with a sure hand and definitive brushstrokes! Excellent

Double "D" said...

An expression is worth a thousand words.
Wonderful bold painting.

Barbara M. said...

Soooo good Karen,

I was just so delighted to open this one.

XOBarbara

Kelley Sanford said...

Love all the colors in his skin. He comes to life on the canvas. Nice job, Karen.

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

how delightful...you captured him and the 'look' of the moment perfectly.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Superb.

Edward Burton said...

Fantastic job, Karen.