Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"100 Faces, No. 42"

4 x 4"
oil on masonite
sold

I l-u-r-v-e this one.


11 comments:

Caroline Bray Art said...

Fantastic flashes of orange in the skin and lips...these little appearances of colour scattered throughout your pieces to create harmony are by far my favourite features of your work. They're intelligent and work like a dream.

Aubrey Studebaker said...

VERY expressive. Nice.

if degas had a blog said...

They are all very interesting. I love the realism in this one too!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Me too.
This orange is perfect.

Linda Popple said...

The violets and oranges are beautiful. Great job in capturing his attitude in the gesture of his head.

Sharon Alama Art said...

Probably my favorite so far... such soulful colors and pose...a real beauty.

Christine said...

A question (know you love those) what was the backgound color? Looking at so many mug shots, do you feel like you step into the psychology of your subjects? (ok it was two questions)

Karin Jurick said...

The background color is a medium purple, really nice tone to paint on, especially for dark skin. I don't want to sound cold, but I see most subjects as objects to paint. Finding that meaningful feature that 'says it all' is intriguing to me.

yellow hall studio. said...

100 faces: LOVE them!
The expression in each face is amazing. I must admit, I'm quite jealous :)

Happy Friday!

yhs.

Deb Schmit said...

Love these 100 faces, Karen.
YOU are my hero!

Paula Cravens said...

I love this series and am inspired to try one of my own. The colors are terrific. Where do you come by the mugshots?