Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A portrait for DSFDF


Portrait of an Artist
Watercolor on paper
Here's my contribution for the end-of-the-year challenge from Karin Jurick's blog DSFDF.

25 comments:

Terry Krysak said...

Stunning work, this is really well done!!!!!

Pattie Wall said...

I love how you handled the backlighting! Nice job!

Angela Elledge said...

Very, very nice, the backlit hair is great.

Gwen Bell said...

Wow! Terrific job! This would be a hard portrait to paint in any medium but I am particularly impressed that you captured this kind of detail and mood with Watercolor. The backlighting and shadows are so great.
Wonderful control!

Vern Schwarz said...

Theresa, what a skillful handling of this medium. Outstanding portrait with a real dramatic feel.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This has such drama to it, congratulations, it's wonderful!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Masterfully done - the backlighting adds so much mystery! You have done an incredible job on this.

Ann Rogers said...

Very dramatic! I'm not sure what the original photo looked like, but you have captured a wonderful mood and the backlighting really enhances the overall painting.

Carol Nelson said...

I agree with all the above - such a dramatic piece with the backlighting. Great job.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Really nice, Theresa! I like the way you handled the eyes, the one in shadow being darker, and like all the others, I love your backlighting!

AutumnLeaves said...

What a gorgeous portrait! Your skill with watercolors and portraits is just amazing. I really want to be like you when I grow up! I love portraits and I love watercolors; the combination of the two is the hard part for me!

maria kovalenko leysens said...

Full of drama! Nice work. I enjoy seeing other watercolors!

Gradual Dazzle said...

The mood in this portrait is tremendous. Love it. Love the skillful watercolor technique, too -- being a watercolor pretender myself, I understand the difficulty of the medium all too well. You're a master.

Rishi Kapil said...

Excellent handling of the medium - WAtercolours .Its a great effort with watercolours .Nice lighting and perfect overall effect.

artbyakiko said...

Awesome! I love the lighting. It's great!!

Millie said...

Very nice portrait, the light and dark are great!

Karen Hargett said...

Lots of drama - great job!

dominique eichi said...

Wow, this piece has such a dramatic mood. Wonderful

theresamillerwatercolors said...

Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments!!

Christine MacLellan said...

Wow I love the drama! Your execution is fantastic!

Tracie Brown said...

Ditto! great dramatic mood. well done.

Dave Berger, Cary NC said...

Wow! Just...Wow!

Lauren Maurer said...

Very dramatic!

Desiree said...

This is really wonderfully painted~ Love it!

Robin Roberts said...

Very nice. I like seeing great watercolor that is full of drama.

RR

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