Thursday, November 17, 2011

Joel

oil on panel
7"x 7"
sold

There is always a little more you could do in a portrait of someone you know...a little more to the nose, to the ear, the eyes- but I try and stop once I feel like the person is there rather than just brushstrokes.  Hmmm...maybe the lips.

12 comments:

  1. No, no don't touch the lips! This is great.

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  2. I'm becoming quite a fan of yours!

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  3. Beautiful portrait, it doesn't need one more stroke!

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  4. Waoww... as say the young ones! And your words are so interesting about presence or strokes… I sometimes think that the 'presence' is for you, and the strokes for us... So the strokes are universal, more on the art side, with or without the lips… I really do appreciate your work.

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  5. Just splendid. Excellent, excellent work!

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  6. I love your execution of these portraits and figures! They are very succinct but not brief, quite captivating and shows the personality well -- everything in the suggestive expressions and body languages. Amazing.

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  7. Wonderful stroke and value. Beautiful!

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  8. dear Taryn, this is my favorite. the cool tones are superb. beautifully captured emotional depth of the character.

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  9. Your colors are beautifully harmonious!

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