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HollyJ26
03-18-2017, 08:17 PM
Thanks for hosting, Anne, and the great selection of refs! I've been looking at some Alice Neel paintings and drawings recently, which inspired me to try the portrait. This doesn't look like a Neel (not that I was trying to imitate her), nor much like the young man in the photo, but I enjoyed painting it. Acrylics, 12"x12", and took about 3 hours.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Mar-2017/1975529-blue_hat_2.jpg

Definitely free hand, but I always work that way (which is why I always have lots of inaccuracies!).

ams
03-18-2017, 08:57 PM
Nice work Holly. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Nice skin tones and feeling of light.

Good answer to the challenge.

Anne

eyepaint
03-18-2017, 09:02 PM
Whee it looks like a lot of fun :)

KreativeK
03-18-2017, 09:57 PM
Now that is a fine portrait!

123harry
03-19-2017, 01:56 AM
I like the direct approach and the bold composition where the curves of the clothing contrast with the lines of the wall.. This grabs the attention of the viewer.

coaltip
03-19-2017, 08:41 AM
Like the blues and the composition.

Rundun
03-19-2017, 10:19 AM
Your work always look so fresh.Imelda

Fana
03-19-2017, 01:03 PM
Nice portrait!

BUN201
03-20-2017, 12:50 PM
Well done!

crispur2005
03-21-2017, 04:53 AM
:thumbsup: beautifully captured as usual

Scotkatidid
03-21-2017, 09:18 AM
No, it looks like a Holly, wonderful portrait!!!

Charlie's Mum
03-21-2017, 05:53 PM
Strong painting Holly ... very nice.

Rundun
03-22-2017, 01:05 PM
Very lovely portrait Imelda

connievanwinssen
03-22-2017, 01:27 PM
Strong portrait!:)

bjcpaints
03-22-2017, 07:01 PM
Wow - yes - so good! It almost looks like pastel strokes. What a fine portrait!! I have to go look at Alice Neel works. I would Love to be able to do this with acrylics!!