Sunday, December 13, 2009

DSFDF 2009 Portrait Swap


8"x 10" Oil on linen panel.

This painting has been submitted to the 2009 portrait swap challenge on Karin Jurick's blog. After a year of biweekly challenges Karin gives each participating artist a "mystery" artist to paint Link for the month of December. That artist is painting our own portrait and at the end of the month we swap our portraits. It is something we all look forward to and I can't wait to see who this lovely artist is. Check out Karin's blog, "Different Strokes for Different Strokes" to see the different portraits posted all month.

I worked on this painting over two days, keeping the painting wet in the freezer overnight to continue to work wet into wet. The total time was about 12 hours. I hope she loves it and it is somewhat of a likeness. The funny thing is that I see myself in this portrait. That scares me a bit. hehe.

38 comments:

Rick Nilson said...

you are good.

Pattie Wall said...

I can say it's a very good likeness! Nicely done!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This is a wonderful portrait Marilyn and a very good likeness...all the many hours paid off! She should love it! I think her initials are S.C.
I've read before that artist's often unintentionally put their likeness in portraits.

Carol Nelson said...

Marilyn, that portrait is beyond good. You absolutely nailed the likeness. Just beautiful.

Diana Marshall said...

wow what a lovely portrait, I recognized who it was immediately, but I am not telling. She will love this I am sure.

Edward Burton said...

Great portrait, Marilyn. I love the way you handled her hair and expression.

pmthreads said...

I was thinking the face had some similarities also. You must post the painting done for you too! When you get it ;)

Terri Buchholz said...

Excellent capture Marilyn! Very impressive portrait!

Amanda Carder said...

Really great job!!!

Ann Rogers said...

I do know who this artist is...wow...did you nail the likeness...quite an impressive portrait. Am sure this will be one of the top entries. Your artist is also a portrait painter so you should be well pleased with her likeness of your photo. 10 hours...well worth the time spent!!!

artbyakiko said...

Absolutely gorgeous portrait!

Marilyn M. King said...

Thanks to all! I'm responding by email due to the Chinese taking over my automatic comments. They are trying to sell everything from viagra to luxury hotel suites (with "entertainment") through my comments section. I used google translator to see what all those Chinese characters where saying! glad I did. I get several a day! Help!

Art By Erika said...

Love the palette you use and wonderful portrait :)

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

It is definitely an amazing likeness and she will surely love it. What Rick said -- you are good!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Very nice.
I am sure that she will love this.
I love the way you worked her hair.

Vern Schwarz said...

Great painting Marilyn. You have a real knack for portraits, even though I know, you don't do many.

Millie said...

Fantastic portrait, Marilyn. Likeness and textures, all so good! :wow: I wish I could paint portraits this good!

Cathyann said...

Excellent work, Marilyn!

Paula Cravens said...

A very nice , fresh portrait. I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one the Chinese are infiltrating. My comment lead to what looked like a porn site!!

Gwen Bell said...

Outstanding job, Marilyn! This is so beautifully painted. I do know this artist and you've captured her likeness very well. I know both of you will be very pleased with each others work!

Kerri Settle said...

Beautiful painting!

Anne Marie Propst said...

Excellent, Excellent job!

Karen Hargett said...

Very nice - I agree you nailed it!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Fantastic likeness, and a gorgeous portrait! This is excellent.

Angela Elledge said...

Absolutely beautiful portrait!! I do not know who this, but can't wait to find out.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

I promise that my previous post was not spam...
I just want to go on record with all the others that this portrait is really a stand out...beautiful!

Tracie Brown said...

One of the best... for lack of a better term, it looks so professional!! LOL! absolutely beautiful.

Kari Tirrell said...

Perfect!

Lauren Maurer said...

wow. this is amazing!

Dean H. said...

Excellent portrait, Marilyn! Love the likeness and your choices to change certain elements from the photo to achieve a stronger painting!

Jo Castillo said...

This is a very nice painting. Looks just like her. I'm anxious to see your exchange portrait. Interesting about your likeness being mingled in as well. You will enjoy knowing her.

Lokelani Forrest said...

Right now I'm watching a recorded live presentation of Susan Carlin painting your portrait. She sent me here. So far she's sketching you in. This portrait you've done of her is fabulous. Looks just like her.

L.Holm said...

Absolutely beautiful, Marilyn! You so captured Susan's lovely spirit. Wow!

dominique eichi said...

Wow, such a fabulous piece. It is one of my favorites on DSFDF. Happy New Year

SYLVIANE said...

Wonderful portrait!Congratulations.

Lokelani Forrest said...

You did a great job on Susan's portrait. Coincidentally, I saw a similarity between you and Susan also.

Chelsie Brady said...

One of my favorites! Great use of light, great emotion, great portrait!

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