Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"Passing the Bottle" - SOLD

While I was in Germany recently I painted my son, Jacob, for the first time. In the reference photo (yeah, you think I'd paint a 5-yr-old from life?!) he was making a silly face. I thought I could do it justice, but now I wish I'da painted a regular face. I'll try again at some point.

20 comments:

Denise Rose said...

Oh!! I think it is a great painting of him! I love the silly face and the eyes are just like I remember them from the photos you showed us. Great job!! And, I watched the mini interview and saw all your paintings on the video. So cool! Kinda made me feel like I was there a little bit!

Gwen Bell said...

What a precious face! Wonderful job on the portrait and those glistening bottles!

Kay Christopher said...

Love this one...can't imagine how you didn't "do it justice". Wonderfully painted and is a joy to look at it!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Powerful stuff with that glass, Carol! Wow.
I think you should paint Jacob more often. You certainly caught the fun spiritedness of him! I think, though, that painting your own children is hard. You're going to love this painting forever!

Patti Mollica said...

NICE, Carol - what a cutie!!!!! you did a fabulous job

Karen Werner said...

Now THAT is the expression of a kindergartner! It's a great painting of a happy kid!

hmuxo said...

Beautiful paintings.!

nicole said...

i just love your still life work!! i love how all of the objects are so grounded. amazing!!

Janice said...

carol, this is incredibly cute!

Linda said...

Carol, been following your blog for several months now (and I'm taking a workshop in Sep!) It has been interesting to see your take on figures lately. I find I am loving the softened edges & the small portrait of your son is simply delightful. You seem to have captured a mischievous moment & I can almost feel him springing up & off to play as soon as the photo was taken!

Love how loose you manage to keep your work. Looking forward to the workshop!

Linda

Crystal Cook said...

Carol both pieces are beautiful! But I LOVE the one of your son. I guess cuz portraits are my thing. I paint my children and not much else! Which I guess is not so good for sales (because I can't bear to part with them!), but it is great for my soul. I would love to see more portraits from you. :)

Anita Tresslar said...

What a cute portrait. You captured the fun in the painting.

Rita said...

An artist's perceived ability to capture their own loved ones likenesses is always more critical than an objective viewer. (I should know!)
I think the 'silly face' portrait is absolutely PERFECT for this subject!
(and btw, the HAND is sheer genius)

Dani Brandimarte said...

Awww! It's great-makes me miss seeing you guys.

af ferret said...

wonderfull!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

what a fabulous painting of Jacob. Kid portraits are almost always kind of stilted because they are smiling but this is a natural pose. Beautifully done, and you know your kid's face!
As usual the other painting is home run ;)

Debbie Miller said...

love love love his hand - i wish I drew/and or tokk photos of my boys hands more often when they were small

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

This is great...what a happy expression and ook at those eyes!

Randi said...

Your wrong you captured him perfectly !! - and when you get tired and dont want the painting anymore I will take it off your hands :-)

OXOXOXO Aunt Randi

Dianne said...

Hi Gal, I've never seen your blog before but a friend directed me to it. Great energy! I especially liked the little picture of your son. Why not do more figures? All those still lives get boring.