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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Kate


Number two of my volunteer/victims.

Kate is one of my good friends here in Chicago, who happens to be a fabulous artist - plus has this awesome winter hat I have coveted for two winters now.  You can check out her blog and work HERE.

This portrait was much harder than my husband's.  Probably because I know all the planes of his face so well.  This is where I fall short working from photos and get frustrated.  I need more information!!

I might keep working on Kate's portrait, but I'm pausing here for now.... July is closing fast and a GORGEOUS blue striped silk ribbon is calling my name.  

11 comments:

Pragya Tiwari said...

Stunning ! Love the hat :)

kayce hughes said...

It is beautiful! Such a small world...I follow her blog too.

Kim said...

Stunning! What expressive eyes...

Karen Appleton said...

Thank you Pragya! Isn't that hat awesome :)

What a small world indeed Kayce! How fabulous!

Thank you so much Kim! I was lucky to have such an expressive model :)

Kate Lewis said...

karen, you know i love it! all the color and shadows are great. i would LOVE to have that lip color :)

Karen Appleton said...

Oh Kate, thank you so much for being such a great model! Lip color is: lip liner in Quinacridone Violet, Napthol Scarlet base, with a finishing gloss of Shell Pink :D

cmv... said...

i'm immersed in chaos but i've been loving all these new paintings, these portraits in particular. loving the juicy brushstrokes.

Tammy Hext said...

Wow your portraits are absolutely amazing!!!!!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

and stunning portraits too?
WOW!!

Paula K. Cravens said...

These are wonderful bold portraits.

Karen Appleton said...

Thank you so so much Christine, Tammy, Mary and Paula!!