Thursday, October 23, 2008

Jason in Ireland -oil painting...finished













Well...believe I solved the eye issue, and am pretty happy
with this piece now. Enough to call it done!

Particular of intrigue for me in finishing tweaks was
sparking strong accent marks such as the red in the ears,
the greens that align various shadows and so forth. Seen
up close you would think such might not work...but from a
few steps back they work to help really feel the light,
the energy light brings to color and the moment. The color
accents serve also in causing the viewing eye to move about
the face more.

This is the kind of thing that comes to bring the painter
a smile, perhaps even inspite of themselves, and something
I think John Sargent might have done and smiled about.

Here is a closeup...and, if you click on the image you'll
see a much larger view!

6 comments:

Jason Seiler said...

Dad, this is so cool, brings back the feeling and memories . . . was such a great time!

Michelle (artscapes) said...

Wow! Really well done....

Larry said...

thanks Jason...
means a lot to me to hear your take on this one positively! It was a challenge, and one I enjoyed.

Thanks Michelle...much appreciated

Helen Read said...

I think you really got it! This is so well done! :)

Larry said...

thanks for stoppin' by Helen, appreciate the comment too...I'm inclined to like this one as well.

Kathy said...

Followed your link from Wetcanvas. This portrait is wonderful. Great blog.