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09-09-2011, 07:17 PM
Hi, Tried something a little different with this portrait. I didn't want it to be as neat as the other paintings I have done.
The painting is a of actor Bill Murry.( I don't think there is much of a likeness but I like the way it turned out )
2 hrs. Not sure if it looks too unfinished ?



09-09-2011, 08:01 PM
Likeness or not, I love the feeling of this painting. Nice and loose.

09-09-2011, 11:59 PM
You know what's funny... I opened this and was like, cool... that looks kind of like Bill Murray... before I even read what you wrote. :)

09-10-2011, 04:45 AM
Don't know him but it's an expressive and lovely portrait. I do think that you should look at his ears again. The left (for us) doesn't seem to be there and the right one seems too close. Perhaps you should darken that one a little.

09-10-2011, 08:44 AM
I've not ventured into portraits. It's nicely done but I agree with Connie (whose portraits, I adore), I guess you should take her suggestion. :)

09-10-2011, 10:39 AM
Thanks for your nice comments everyone, I really appreciate it.
I never noticed how big the left ear looks lol thanks for pointing it out Connie. I will correct both ears.

09-10-2011, 11:06 AM
Fabulous loose painterly portrait, great colors!
I love it! Look forward to seeing the update with fixed ears!

09-12-2011, 06:38 AM
Hopefully the portrait looks a little better now the ears are fixed :-)
Also corrected a few colors on the neck .


chammi kaiser
09-12-2011, 10:24 AM
Terrific work. Love the colours and brush strokes. Lots of character Give him another name and then you won't have to worry about the likeness!!! It is such a great portrait.

09-12-2011, 11:06 AM
I like it! I wonder over time,- and the more of these you do- will you find areas that are more quiet (like in shadow perhaps) and some that sing more with strokes and planes. Check out Lucian Freud's works if you are not super familiar already.


09-12-2011, 01:05 PM
Thanks again for your kind comments everyone :-)
I am a fan of Lucian Freud's paintings. I'll have to look at his work closer to see how he painted shadows. I do find the darker areas are where I have most trouble.