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01-01-2007, 07:36 AM
The Portrait Gallery, January, 2007
What's on your easel this month? Show a finished portrait or one in any stage of progress. This thread is for showcasing your work; others will only critique your work if you request it .
Here is a link in case you need help attaching your art work:
So please show us what you've been up to this month. We'd love to see
Even if you have already shown it in the main portraiture forum, you are invited to showcase it in this thread too.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!
01-01-2007, 09:06 AM
Happy New Year!!!
Nothin' new for me yet lol!
01-07-2007, 03:04 AM
I hope everyone's enjoying their portrait painting for the beginning of 2007. Don't forget to post it here in the Portrait Gallery.
01-07-2007, 07:11 AM
I'm going to consider this as finished (although you never know...:rolleyes: ).
Oilportrait of Shauna, Jocelyns daughter (thanks Jocelyn) as the girl with the paerl earring :) Size is 24x30cm on oilpainting paper.
Happy new year to all!
01-07-2007, 05:12 PM
I've recently joined and have posted in other areas here. What a great site for artists!
Here is one of my favorites that I did in 2006. I hope you like it.
01-08-2007, 12:11 AM
My portrait of my son.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jan-2007/80692-jakey.jpg
01-08-2007, 08:05 AM
Just completed - my version of Leighton's 'Biondina'. C&C welcome. Previously posted in Oil Painting Forum as WIP.
01-08-2007, 10:49 PM
Hi, new to site and am just getting back into painting oil portraits. This is the first I've done in over 20 years. It is of my dad who passed away last year. Was done from a very poor photo that was enlarged.
01-09-2007, 10:41 AM
Drawn in graphite within the first week of this year is Auntie Joan. C&c's welcome. ( I have posted her in this forum, plus the WIP is posted in D&S)
01-09-2007, 12:54 PM
I just finished a portrait of my great garndparents.
01-09-2007, 07:49 PM
Nice, and with that frame it looks great !
This girl is almost sixteen and i'm drawing her portrait as a gift for her birthday next sunday. I also posted this as a WIP in this forum and D&S.
Comments are welcome.
01-11-2007, 09:13 PM
Well, Happy New Year, everyone!! :D
Val, thanks for hosting this thread each month. I hope you are feeling better and have recovered from your recent surgery.
What a great start this month from all you artists who have posted work so far:
capricorne -- what a nice oil portrait of Shauna. I've met her, and you have a great likeness -- has mom Jocelyn seen this yet? Bravo! :clap:
Yvonne -- that's a sweet double portrait, and they are quite a challenge to do! :clap:
JD -- This is lovely and loose and shows a lot of chararcter! :thumbsup:
Keith -- While I haven't seen what Leighton's original looks like, I can tell you've done a great job with this. Bravo! :clap:
amosier -- nice oil of your dad! :thumbsup:
Jan -- this graphite portrait of your aunt is so crisp and clear; lovely rendering and a lot of character! She looks like a very fun lady. :D
Tammy -- a very precise portrait and very true to the original. :thumbsup: I've seen some of this style of old portrait, and wonder how the originals were done. Looks like they are some sort of photo that is enhanced with fine charcoal work. You've got that quality in your version. What medium is it in? :confused:
Moya -- this portrait is coming along really well. Great expression in the eyes. It's going to be a real winner! :clap:
The weekly portraiture workshop that I attend finally got going again yesterday after a hiatus of almost a month. I'll have one more session with this model in two weeks (as I can't attend next week). Here is a little over 2 hours work, done in charcoal pencil on St-Armand Canal paper. About life size.
C's & C's welcome!
01-12-2007, 04:42 AM
How exciting to see all of this work! Wow! But we have a lot of talent here! I"ll post something that's almost finished. The arm comes off looking quite red, but IRL, it's not. wonky camera. This is oil on gallery wrap canvas, 24x18 inches.
01-12-2007, 12:44 PM
All of the work in this thread is very impressive.
01-22-2007, 07:46 AM
Jan -- This is a wonderful Portrait of Shauna. Your work is always wonderful, and thankyou for posting it in the Gallery. :clap:
Yvie -- Welcome to the Portrait Gallery. This is a wonderful double Portrait, and it shows their love for each other so well. :clap:
JD -- A lovely loose Portrait of your son. He looks like a great kid. :clap:
Keith -- This is a stunning Portrait of Biondina. I just love absolutely EVERYTHING about it. :clap:
Amosier -- Welcome to the Portrait Gallery. The Portrait of your father is wonderful, and I'm sure you haven't lost any of your touch in the past 20 years, as this is so well done. :clap:
Jan -- Oh my goodness, what a wonderful Portrait of your Auntie Joan. Your graphite work is absolutely stunning. :clap:
Tammy -- This is a wonderful painting of your Great Grandparents, and the likenesses are amazing. Super work. :clap:
Moya -- What a wonderful birthday gift this is for this pretty young girl. I love the way you are rendering it in every way. The eyes are gorgeous and I love what you are doing with her hair. Have you got a pic of the finished Portrait please? :clap:
Lauren -- Another beautiful Portrait from you. I love the way you have worked with the Charcoal Pencil, and I would just love to run my fingers over the beret, as I can feel the felted-type material in it. Have you got a pic of the finished Portrait please Lauren? :clap:
Dana -- It's great to see you in the Gallery. This is a wonderful Portrait and I just love the pose. Beautifully done. :clap:
Thank you very much Val for your nice comments. She was very happy with her portrait and it's hanging above her bed.:lol:
01-22-2007, 01:14 PM
Moya beautiful job on the above portrait! Heres one of my niece. :)
01-23-2007, 07:04 PM
Hi, all. There's some beautiful work in this thead.
Here's one I finished yesterday. Jodi, 16 x 20, oil on Real Gesso panel.
01-23-2007, 08:34 PM
Oh my, Oh my, Oh my, the work on this thread it totally stunning once again this month. I just love the Portrait Gallery and all of the beautiful work posted here.
Moya -- Your finished Portrait is just out of this world. OMG, I can't stop looking at it. It's hard to just choose one or two special things about it, but I do think the eyes and that wonderfully rendered hair are especially special. Her freckles add a very special touch too. :clap: :clap:
JD -- I love the Portrait of your niece, and the pose is wonderful. You have a really great way of working loose, yet capturing the real personality of the subject. :clap: :clap:
Marli -- Your Portrait of Jodi is wonderful. Once again I love the pose, and the thoughtfulness on her face is great. Super work in every way. :clap: :clap:
Happy Painting Everyone,
01-23-2007, 10:53 PM
Thank You Val for the kind words and encouragement! Peace.
The Sergei Portraits.
What an honour it is to post these alongside the fine work in this thread.
01-24-2007, 11:38 AM
This is a section from the full portrait of Pippa. Hope you like it.
01-24-2007, 05:03 PM
This is VERY nice! Lovely portrait.
Good to have you here! Beautiful work!
01-24-2007, 08:27 PM
Gosh, there is such inspiring work in this thread, I need to stop by more often!
I haven't done any portraits for some time, and was getting the urge again. Since I was also getting the urge to draw in charcoal, I decided to combine urges. :p
This is our lovely guide Jocelyn, from the ref lib. I see many, many things I'd like to change, of course. Her blouse doesn't look as mangled in real life as it does in the photo. I haven't worked in charcoal for quite a while, so we were fighting off and on. Jocelyn, I apologize -- you are much prettier in your photo than I made you here. :p
Charcoal on gray paper, 18x24"
01-24-2007, 10:09 PM
This is a portrait of the fiancée of my brother in law. I did this portrait as a present for her graduation in Medicine. Oil pastel on 20X30cm bristol cardstock.
01-25-2007, 08:26 AM
Laurie -- Wonderful work on the Sergei Portraits. You have captured wonderful personality moods on all of them. Very much like the intense eyes. :clap: :thumbsup:
Fred -- WOW, what a beautiful Portrait of Pippa. I absolutely love the way you have done the entire painting. Great work. :clap: :thumbsup:
Monica -- Hey, it's great to see you over here in the Portrait Gallery. I love your Portrait of Jocelyn, and you work beautifully with Charcoal. I especially love her hair -- very natural looking. :clap: :thumbsup:
Roberto -- This is a lovely Portrait, and I just adore that beautiful shiny hair -- you've made such a super job with it. :clap: :thumbsup:
01-26-2007, 06:30 PM
:clap: Very nice work!!! I am impressed!:clap:
May I add my piece?
This is Garrett, an art student and a fine blues guitarist!
Oil on canvas panel, 12"X16"
01-26-2007, 09:26 PM
Nice painting Jerry. Your website is great too!
01-26-2007, 10:10 PM
Again...impressive work by everyone!
01-26-2007, 10:19 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jan-2007/91431-john_mayer_2_smaller.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jan-2007/91431-shirtless_at_the_beach.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jan-2007/91431-somalian_girl.jpg
A few I have done this month. I am retired so have lots of time. There is some incredible work here and I have enjoyed looking at them.
01-27-2007, 01:56 AM
both charcoal pencil and chalk on toned paper
01-27-2007, 08:02 AM
Portrait of a colleague, oil on canvas 12x12, c&c welcome, thanks for looking!
Great portraits here, I've enjoyed looking at all of them!
01-28-2007, 07:28 PM
Wow, even more great stuff! Thanks, Val. Here's another one from me, this time the dreaded self-portrait. There's something not quite right with the nose, but I never liked the one I have anyway. :p
01-29-2007, 12:14 AM
A charcoal portrait of my Uncle Jack. He is an artist.
11 x 14 on canson paper
01-30-2007, 03:34 AM
Jerry -- This is a wonderful Portrait of Garrett. You have captured a very true personality I'd say. :clap: :thumbsup:
Nancy -- I just love all three of your Portraits -- all wonderfully rendered, but I do especially like the second one in graphite. Great work. :clap: :clap: :thumbsup:
W.S. Lee -- Both of these Portraits are absolutely stunning. They are stellar, and I love the shine you have on the second girl's hair. :clap: :thumbsup:
Scherzo -- The Portrait of your Colleague is wonderful. Beautifully rendered. :clap: :thumbsup:
Monica -- Wow Monica, it's taken years for me to finally be able to put a face to your name, and I'm so pleased I can now. Your self-Portrait is wonderfully rendered, and what a striking looking person you are. You draw beautiful Portraits Monica and I hope you will do more. This one really has to become your Avatar. Time for the snowflake to go. Super work. :clap: :thumbsup:
JD -- This is a great Portrait, beautifully rendered in every way. You do beautiful work, and I look forward to seeing more. :clap: :thumbsup:
01-30-2007, 09:12 AM
LOL! Thanks, Val. Hubby says it doesn't look anything like me, so i think the snowflake will stay for a while, until I can get a better likeness (or train my husband to say the correct thing!).
01-30-2007, 12:13 PM
Thanks Val, I may take a break from the portrait thing... work in oils for a bit....but ya never know! peace.
01-30-2007, 02:12 PM
One more to add as we approach the end of the month.
1/2 lifesize self portraits, entitled "Me and My Mask"
01-30-2007, 04:51 PM
As we reach the end of this month, I'm afraid that I am hopelessly behind on viewing and commenting on everyone's portraits on this thread.:(
Unfortunately, Other things have take up a lot of my time this month.
However, I do want to applaude you all -- what I have been able to check out has been wonderful!!:clap: :clap: :clap:
... and Heidi, it's great to see you back with another self-portrait sculpture set -- superb!!:thumbsup:
I did post up a sketch I did earlier in the month (January 10) of the model posing for my weekly portraiture workshop. I had to miss the following week, and decided to start a fresh one last Wednesday (Jan. 24), which was the last day we had that model.
So here is a 2-1/4 hour sketch of Mirielle, in Charcoal on St-Armand Canal paper:
01-31-2007, 03:47 AM
Awesome statue portrait Heidi. Your website is very nice too.
Lauren nice charcoal!
01-31-2007, 08:58 AM
Hey why not come sliding in here on the very last day of the month!! This is a grisaille I am doing just for practice. Maybe when I start the color glazes I can post it in February too!:lol:
What a great talent on WC, the portaits are amazing. Thanks for sharing your work.
01-31-2007, 11:57 AM
Wow, I hardly ever open these threads. Me and my big mouth, you'd think I'd have lots to say! lol
Very surprised to see a portrait in here of me, wow! So many great portraits on the go too. Lauren, I love the first drawing you posted, I think this is one of my favourites of yours! Love your style.
Heidi, I don't see your work often enough. Just breathtaking! I cannot even imagine doing 3D pieces like that.
Enjoying viewing all the works!
Happy end of January all; Jocelyn
01-31-2007, 05:51 PM
JD and Val- Thanks!
To all who have posted: GREAT work! I love seeing it all- it's inspiring!
02-01-2007, 03:25 AM
Heidi -- It is always such as pleasure to see your stunning work, and these are no exception. Just love what you do. :clap: :thumbsup:
Lauren -- Another beautiful Portrait of Marielle. Just love the way you get the beautiful light and shade in your Portraits. Thanks so much for showing us. :clap: :thumbsup:
Margaret -- This is a wonderful underpainting, which shows all of the facial details so well. Please do post in the new February Thread so that we can follow along with this. :clap: :thumbsup:
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