I gather that this is a self portrait - You're beautiful! You look very familiar to me but, I've never been to Chicago. I really love how this turned out. You are wonderful with portraits! I love your technique, how you put a lot of paint down. I've been trying to put more paint down as I paint. I usually put skim coats or glazes down. I'm finding it takes longer to finish a painting. I hope to see more of your portraits!!
Hi Karen,Thanks for the comment! I always enjoy looking at your blog, I think you have chosen such a fun subject and it is really interesting to see how you approach them. One of my favorite things to do is wrap presents, it's like a whole other art form. I love this peice too, it's fun to see something a little different but still tied in with your theme.
LOve it! You are so talented! Show us some more portraiture.
YEAH! One of the most interesting portraits I've seen. The way she's coming out of the deep shadows lends a real air of mystery. What a gift!
Wow! Beautiful done!!
Thanks for sharing the piece with us.Love the self portrait! So well done it has inspired me to attempt one myself!
This is fantastic! I agree to what the others have already said - you ARE very talented and I also would love to see more of your portraits.I love the sense of humour in this one, too! And, yes, whoever this may be, she is very beautiful!
How lovely. Your work is such an inspriation ... and now a self portrait. Beautiful work.
Wow! Your self-portrait turned out so nice! I love the darks on the right side of your face. By the way when did you get glasses?
Say...You're kinda a hottie! :)(I mean that is a self portrait, right?)Nicely done- especially the form turning along the jaw.
Which reminds me...Have you seen this: American Artist's Self Portrait Competition ?
Karen- that is simply gorgeous, and I love that you have the bow. :)
Stunning!! And the painting is nice too! :) Seriously, gorgeous work. You should totally enter that in the competition that Jason linked to.
This is...great. Such a good portrait. Great handling of the 'coming out of the shadow' look. dramatic
Karen, its been a week or 2 since I've had time to visit my FAVORITE artists! Wow! This is really great. Such interesting use of value and color!
Your self-portrait is awesome and so are your other paintings.
Karen- I kept thinking you looked familiar to me as well when I realized you reminded me of our vet. :) Still, an awesome self-portrait. D
Oh MY, I am simply overwhelmed by all of your comments. I can not express how meaningful it is to me to have all you fabulous artists pay me such incredible compliments. I am blown away! I felt like this painting took forever to complete, and I got simply sick of looking at myself in the mirror, but this feedback makes it all worth it! Thank you so much,KarenPS< Jennifer, in highschool I wanted to be a vet! :)
What a wonderful study. I love your work.Nancy
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