Sunday, February 14, 2010

Portrait of Karin Jurick

I joined 117 other artists to honor and thank Karin Jurick for all her work on the DSFDF website (the idea of artist Jill Polsby). I know that many, many other artists would have wanted to participate but this was done in secrecy in a brief time span and not everyone knew about it. Anyway I used the photo she submitted for the last portrait challenge, as did the others. So far I have not resorted to using a projected image as a guide for any artwork but I was tempted by this project. I'm still learning to wrap features around a turned head in a realistic way. Trying to capture her flawless, peachy skin was a challenge but I enjoyed the effort immensely. Hope you enjoy this 10 x 8 oil on canvas.

Also, thank you so much to Trish Siegel and Millie Nguyen for giving me the Sunshine Award for creativity and positivity in blogging. The other artists in whose company I find myself make me feel very humbled. Please visit their sites to see their wonderful work. Thank you again, Trish and Millie!

23 comments:

Rick Nilson said...

nicely done camille.

Alice Thompson said...

Woman, I really love the way you paint portraits. The colors, the blending, the application, everything. You got it, and nobody can take it away.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Thank you, Rick. When you don't kid around with me I think 'hmm, maybe he really likes this one!' (like Sally Field...)

Alice, I completely, totally return the admiration as I hope you know.

I'm so far unable to post on that Picasa site with all the other pieces so I'm going to have to track them down on sites to do my commenting. I appreciate you two coming and letting me know how I did!

Caio Fernandes said...

fantastic !!
no words !

Angela Elledge said...

Hello Camille,
This is beautiful and now that I have seen your work up close and in person, I know there are many color and brushstroke subtle details that the camera/computer cannot pick up.

With that being said, I received Michelle's moleskine yesterday and I echo the same sentiments above for the painting you did in her book; wow!

Carol Horzempa said...

Camille, you have really achieved your goal in capturing her features and making them look believable. Wrapping features around a turned head is quite a challenge and something I still struggle with.

This portrait is among one of my favorite, that is for sure!

David Larson Evans said...

Very nicely done.

dominique eichi said...

Such a smooth painting you did of Karin. Lovely tones in there. Yes, more of those. Happy Valentine

Edward Burton said...

You did an absolutely wonderful job with Karin's portrait, Camille. It has great form and I love the eyes.

Annie said...

You did a good job. Bravo!

Vern Schwarz said...

Bravo on this wonderful piece Camille...one of the best.

Terri Buchholz said...

Great job, and you can believe it since we're all experts now on this particular photo of Karin! And congratulations on your Sunshine Award!

AutumnLeaves said...

I think you handled this portrait so beautifully! I've been trying out grids for portraits the past couple of times I've tried one. I have a wee bit more luck than when I try without them.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Very very nice. Love your palette!

L.Holm said...

So so gorgeous, Camille. I love this portrait of Karin. Outstanding work. My hat's off to you, my friend.

adebanji said...

Great piece, lovely harmony of colours!

Pattie Wall said...

Nice one - and I love your self-portrait too!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Thank you, very kind artist friends! The respect is mutual!

Riad said...

Camille,wonderful portrait for Karin,excellent job.

Millie said...

I wish I had known about Karen portrait project to participate! I have never seen Karin's photo, but this portrait loos nice.
I left an award for you on m blog.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Thank you, Riad.

Millie, glad you like it and also, thank you so very much for the award. I just put a link to your blog above and hope people will click on your name and see your lovely artwork. You're very talented!

Leigh said...

Camille, great job on Karen. The portrait has a nice softness to it You have a very inspiring blog. Love sharing your thoughts and seeing our work!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Leigh, thank you so much!!