Tuesday, October 5, 2010

"100 Faces, No. 35"

4 x 4"
oil on masonite
sold

The green you see is the ground I painted onto - after finishing the head and shoulders, I left it, thinking it was perfect as is. Great strong color, just loved painting on it.



10 comments:

Caroline Bray Art said...

It's stunning, really punchy! POW! Love all the colours in this guy's skin as well. It gives him so much life, amazing.

RHCarpenter said...

I agree with leaving the bg as is - it really sings against the reddish hues in his skin!

aveloh said...

Very very beautiful!

Julie in the studio said...

You and Carol Marine are on the same planet today. Didi you see her apples?

Irina said...

Great painting with great colors. You forgot to put the "Sold" sign.

Anne Marie Propst said...

Wow is right! That green with the reds is just so lively.

Shirley Fachilla said...

I like the background. I like his skin. But what I really like is his immediacy. It's as though you caught him in the middle of a sentence. Wonder what he'a about to say?

n. rhodes harper said...

wow Karen, they just keep getting better and better. I want to know their story. Love it.

Susan E. Roden said...

Stunning!

Loved the article.

Linda Popple said...

His skin tones are beautiful - very rich in color and energy with your brush strokes. His expression is so interesting. The bright green background adds to the total vibration.