Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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For all of you who guessed the portrait I posted yesterday was of my son, I am sorry to disappoint. His name is Isaac and he is the son of my very good friend Karen (who was out all day and didn't see my blog until tonight!). Our kids are one month apart in age, and good friends. But while they are both silly, I would argue my son is more the ham. Hence the scissors, below, in my son's hands. And for this one I did have fussy parents: myself and my husband. We both agree he looks a little older here than reality, but still more or less like Jacob.

17 comments:

Nithya Swaminathan said...

Such an endearing portrait of your son, Carol. It is so charming and captures so much of naughtiness. I agree we are at our fussy best when it comes to painting our own kids! :) Great to see your portraits, love the color in them.

Julie Douglas said...

gorgeous... Are these portraits just 6x6 as well??

Jerry Stocks said...

Have been under the weather and have not posted for awhile. Both portraits are fabulous. When your paint portraits for fun and not for commission, I think you can be more spontaneous. I wonder what your son is getting ready to do with those scissors. His smile gives nothing away except for maybe mischief. Carol, you are a wonderful loving mother and artist.

James said...

I thought this looked like the image of yourself in the photo. He must look like you from the dimples ... :)

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Well, they even LOOk a little alike! Funny painting with scissors! I think you should paint people more - whenever it hits you - because you have a beautiful sensitivity about them. But portraits... eeeks... (my eyes aren't that small, my neck is longer, why is my head that shape... etc!).

Barbara Pask said...

You can paint anything and your style always shines through. Such a cute portrait of your son and I LOVE the painting of the shoes.

Delilah said...

Love the Mary Janes

Chris said...

great painting-full of mischief...are things getting a little smokey out your way wth all those fires?

Kathy Cousart said...

Wonderful job on the shoes- love that brushwork...fun to boot;) haha, that we get 2 paintings in this post also.
I think you can paint anything you desire with your talent. I also think that your portraits are some of the most wonderful that I have seen. You are capturing that spirit and essence of the person...Beautiful painting of your son. Love the impish smile and the eyes are amazing- there is that light and affection again!
Paint what you love-love what you paint!

Barbara Andolsek Paintings said...

Now of course you know better than I, but I'd say he looks more like more than less like himself. Love the shoes, but what woman doesn't.

Amber L. Bailey said...

I've really enjoyed your portraits Carol. Amazing. Whether he looks older or younger here, it's still great to look at.

Rita said...

LOVE the shoes! They're so different from your 'usual' that I'm familiar with, that I at first thougth "Ooo, cool shoes! I wonder who painted those!" Then I saw your name...
:)

Jori said...

I like the way his eyes look out then my eyes go to the hands and then up to the scissors and around. Nice composition!

Crystal Cook said...

Look at the mischief on his face! Wonderful, wonderful work Carol. I love the loose way that you paint your portraits, it looks effortless even though I'm sure it's not. I'd really like to know your thoughts about painting your own son, as opposed to people you aren't quite as close to. Is it as rewarding? Which do you prefer?

P.S. Dudette, those shoes are rockin. I SO need them. :)

Anne Marie Propst said...

Just adorable in every way. When one of my children was about that age, they used scissors to give a haircut to another child. Hope you don't have the same encounter. Ha!! Should have seen that haircut...

Anne Marie

Claire Kayser said...

Love this portrait!!! Looseness, colors, and an OH-SO-CUTE boy!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Great Portrait and he's adorable.
You could paint the phone book.....um well...yeah you could ;)