This was an interesting Daily Paintwork challenge
. Was not sure I would try it at first. Thought about it and decided to paint him using transparent red oxide, burnt sienna and tite white. I tried not to mix the white with any red so that I would not end up with any pinks. Used different strenghts of red oxide and b sienna to get the darks and mid tones.
He had such an interesting face. Lots of wear and tear. Can't imagine leading his country through what he did. He looked pretty good after going through that. I used mineral spirits to thin my paints and it left some drips here and there. I felt like leaving it under his eyes was very appropriate. Painted this on an 8 x 10" panel.
Great job Carol! Love the Sepia look. Wonderful idea leaving the mineral spirit drips.ReplyDelete
This is a great rendition. I love the DPW challenge because it leads us to trying new things.ReplyDelete
This is fantastic, Carol. You've got his expression nailed. And the angular brushstrokes remind me of Dali's portrait of Lincoln...you're channelling a master!ReplyDelete
I like the way you did this challenge--The tonal quality and the drips and everything. Good portrait of Lincoln.ReplyDelete
So well done, Carol...almost a watercolor looking approach with the thinned down paint and drips...perfect for this subject. Like you I thought I would pass up this challenge, but before I knew it, I was sketching this famous face. We'll see how it goes!ReplyDelete
Great painting. Love the way you decided to tackle it and you captured Abe with a dignity that is evident. Creative and wonderful.
Carol, well you went full force ahead...can't say the same for myself...I shyed away from this weeks challenge. Well done! Very well done.ReplyDelete
Très GRANDE PEINTURE, belle interprétation...ReplyDelete
Quel regard impénétrable et obscur qu'avait cet homme...
Absolutely exquisite portrait, Carol. I love how you've handled this and it really begins to bug me that people don't think of this gentleman as handsome. Strong character and ethics and quite handsome to my mind.ReplyDelete
Carol, this is my favorite type of portrait... I love the transparents and white. You did a masterful job....ReplyDelete
Love the way you have handled this challenge, well done.ReplyDelete
Wonderful piece here, Carol. I love the feel of this one.ReplyDelete
YES! I like this a lot and I love seeing you translate and approach different challenges - LOVE all of your paintings!ReplyDelete