Thursday, December 31, 2009

Portrait of Leslie Lockhart

I want to say right off the bat that I accidentally mixed in some acrylic paint with my oils in the early stages of this one, hence the flaky look to the surface. If it were a commission I would have started over with a new clean canvas but I wasn't even sure it was my final version. (this being the second attempt) So, thank goodness tonight is the final deadline or I was tempted to start again with a third canvas. This is 11 x 14 oil (plus acrylic :) on gallery wrap canvas. Happy New Year to all!

34 comments:

Kerri Settle said...

I hope you have a great New Year, Camille!

Austin Painter said...

very nice! Looks great!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This is really wonderful and worth the wait Camille, I'm sure the artist will be thrilled!
Happy New Year!!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Camille, it's a darn good thing you didn't wait till the last minute! ;}

First, you did a fantastic job. I haven't seen the photo, but I'm very impressed with the loose, yet articulate way you painted her.

Second - I feel your PAIN about the 'accident' - I have done this twice now, mixing an oil into an acrylic painting, or vice versa - you'd think I could keep them straight at my acrylics are done at home only - and the oils are at my studio (except for my plein air bag, which, I guess is where the problem occurs!)!

Happy New Year, and many wishes for happiness and success this year!

Vern Schwarz said...

Camille this is brilliant...love your colours as always. You painted a great likeness of Leslie. Well done and Happy New Year.

Bruce Docker said...

This version seems fresher and more vibrant and richer than the first one you posted. A very good one. Your portraits have real life in them.

Edward Burton said...

You did an absolutely beautiful job with this, Camille - well worth the wait. Happy New Year!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Thanks, everybody! And especially you guys, who have all been supportive of my efforts since we stumbled upon each other. I TRULY appreciate it. As well as the fact that you inspire me with the work you do. Happy New Year to us all. :)

John Vander Stelt said...

Nice job, Camille!

Sandrine said...

This is a very beautiful portrait. Love the colors.

Gwen Bell said...

So worth waiting for! This is one of my favorites. Love all the shades of green and your unmistakably wonderful style. LOVE IT!

artbyakiko said...

Beautiful portrait, Camille! Wonderful colors!!

dominique eichi said...

What a fabulous portrait you did. Everything about it is wonderful. Happy New Year.

Angela Elledge said...

Outstanding portrait! There's so much here that I like, especially love the green(s) palette and the hair is incredible.

Alice Thompson said...

Camille, it's your unique color palette that really stands out among the rest!

Terri Buchholz said...

This is a wonderful painting - I wish I had seen the first one. I'm so glad you got it in on time!

Leslie Lockhart said...

Camille! It was worth the wait and really beautiful!! (the painting, not me!!) ha! I hope you want to trade!! I want to tweak you a little more- I am terrible with eyes but you really, really did a great likeness of me!!!! THANK YOU! Happy New Year! I tried to post yesterday but it wouldn't go through... :)

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Yay Leslie, I'm so glad you like it. Of *course* we can trade, the one you did of me just makes me happy, especially because you made me look so softened overall and so angelic, haha! That's the me I wish I were. Please don't tweak it, if I'm not too late because it's so wonderful exactly as is. I'll email you about trade details. Yay! I will hang yours with great pride.

Thank you everyone for the very kind comments.

Pattie Wall said...

Leslie's portrait turned out super! You work well under pressure - oh, and other times too.

L.Holm said...

Camille ! this is beautiful...mixed media and all. Gorgeous gorgeous colors. You are a master of color my dear. Love it.
Happy New Year!
LIz

Chelsie Brady said...

Very nice! I love the loose, colorful style- something I'd like to incorporate in my own portraits.

Julie Bloch said...

Great job. Loved our portrait.

Terri Buchholz said...

Love it even more after seeing how it compared to the photo!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

This is executed so sensitively and beautifully; the light is gorgeous and you really captured a great likeness. Just wonderful!!!

SYLVIANE said...

It is such an original portrait, with vivid colours!
Happy New Year, Camille!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

I am so deeply touched, kind people. Thank you for taking time to tell me what you thought about it. I feel so highly encouraged and hopeful. God bless Karin for starting this whole project. The comraderie of this group is incredible.

Rick Nilson said...

nicely done. very.

Celeste Bergin said...

very nicely done!

Bobbi Heath said...

I've been saving my favorites, and this is one. I just love the smile, and the colors in Leslie's hair are fabulous. What a great portrait!

Apple said...

This is a great portrait!!

Gary Keimig said...

What a wonderful portrait. Love how it came out.
The other day I was touching up a watercolor only to discover I was dipping my brush into the turpentine I had on my table from the Oil I was also working on. Could not figure out for a moment what was going on with my paint. Ahh. A senior moment. Another one even.
HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Dear extremely kind friends, thank you SO very much and Happy New Year! May it be a great year for us all :D Camille

Márcio Kindermann said...

Gostei da pintura, cores e expressão perfeita, desenho forte!
Feliz Ano Novo, muita criatividade
Abç
MK

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