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05-21-2011, 05:28 PM
2011 self portrait acrylic on Vellum Bristol, framed under glass 26.75"x 31.5"

Exhibited with: National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic
Place: Salmagndi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003-4396
Dates: May 23 - June 10, 2011

Charlie's Mum
05-21-2011, 05:58 PM
Apart from the paint application I also like the viewpoint - very interesting comp.

05-22-2011, 03:36 AM
I like this very much, the colors, brush strokes and the perspective. Very well done.

05-22-2011, 09:52 AM
Hi Chuck. Wow!!!!!!!! I love to do portraits, but I can see I haven't even touched the subject compared to your brush work, colors, composition. Great.
I am very impressed. Rhoda

05-22-2011, 10:18 AM
Creative portrait! I like the perspective and I especially like the way you did the hair.

05-22-2011, 11:46 AM
Dear colleagues, thank you for the comments. This painting was a personal struggle. Perhaps it would have helped if the model was more cooperative. ;)

05-22-2011, 12:21 PM
Very unique idea Chuck ,you really pulled it off.

05-23-2011, 10:25 AM
Hi David: If interested you can view the painting's WIP (work in progress). (https://picasaweb.google.com/chuckberk/EaselSEye?authkey=Gv1sRgCLv25O_Cwo307gE#)

05-23-2011, 06:23 PM
well done, great colors!!
Great view!

chammi kaiser
05-24-2011, 04:11 AM
I can sympathise with you having an uncooperative model!!!! This is a superb portrait with lovely juicy strong brushstrokes and great colours. Rather a handsome fellow, I'd say!

05-24-2011, 08:34 AM
Very impressive. Unique thought too.

05-24-2011, 08:43 AM
Very impressive portrait with real mood and feeling to it and the pose is wonderful,very natural .

05-24-2011, 01:29 PM
Just great. Loved the WIP too.

05-24-2011, 02:43 PM
I was not feeling good about this painting. Thank you all for the support!

Margaret 59
05-24-2011, 07:59 PM
I'm impressed too, and I believe it's an honour to be accepted by the Salmagundi Club so well done! :clap: :clap: :clap:

05-25-2011, 09:36 AM
Hey Margaret, 3 claps...wow! Fyi, I'm active with the National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic. (http://www.nationalsocietyofpaintersincaseinandacrylic.org/)
Their annual exhibitions are held at the Salmagundi Club. (http://www.salmagundi.org/enews.cfm)

05-25-2011, 03:46 PM
I really like this one Chuck. Interesting perspective and of course your use of color is spot on. Will you be attending the awards reception this time? My husband and I will be there as I have a piece in the show as well and would love to see you again!

05-25-2011, 06:18 PM
Chuck: I like the struggle: This painting is so honest and your brushstrokes and color are a treat. really enjoyed.

05-26-2011, 09:36 AM
Hi Debbie: Yes, I plan to attend the reception and look forward to seeing you and your husband again. Fyi, I searched WC for your NSPCA entry but couldn't find a post.
Thanks Derek! I always try for honesty...not always successful! I'm getting mixed feedback from people who "really" know me. Hope to meet you at the reception.

Btw, WC should do an article about their "talented" members :grouphug: who are currently showing at Salmaungdi.

05-26-2011, 11:37 AM
Chuck, I have not been on here in awhile and have not yet posted about the piece being exhibited, but I will do so now. I'm looking forward to seeing you at the reception!

05-28-2011, 12:48 AM
Re: Easel's Eye (self portrait)
Chuck, Congratulations on a job well done. You have great artistic skills. Difficult task, painting this difficult pose, with your self as the subject I would say, (when we look at ourself we see too much, perhaps) but you have carried this off beautifully. Your fine work may have tempted me to try a self-portrait at the age of 75, as I'm finding I don't know myself at this time and have become very UN-PHOTOGENIC. I wonder if I might grow artistically and personally doing this. Interesting to contemplate at least. Again, Great work. :clap:

05-28-2011, 10:45 AM
Debee: See ya soon!
Pat: Comments like yours are what make painting worthwhile...not a judge's award. Well, that wouldn't hurt either.
Btw, I don't feel we're ever too old to grow. With all due respect, "you go girl!"

05-28-2011, 05:58 PM
Chuck.. love the WIP, the final piece is great! The view point is unique. I love the loose application of color.:thumbsup: