Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Final version

16x20 oil on masonite

Well I didn't want to mess with too much. I just want the face to turn in to the light and have an edge glow. Here's the challenge page.

25 comments:

Dena said...

Great crop on this challenge! It makes a nice portrait.

Anne Marie Propst said...

Love the crop and the colors and the style...well, it is just fabulous.

Mark Bridges said...

Hi all. Thanks for stopping by. I started out just like Karins, glad i changed it to make it mine.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Mark, this is BEAUTIFUL! Love it so much, especially the color interplay and the cropping -- WONderful!

Edward Burton said...

GREAT job with the challenge, Mark - nice cropping.

Ann Gorbett said...

Love the intimate viewpoint. Colors really make it work. Great job.

Rosemary said...

What a great job! Love the colors, the brush strokes, the lighting - very nice portrait, Mark!

Art with Liz said...

This is fantastic Mark. Love the colours and the brushwork. Absolutely the best one!

Ann said...

As others have said, your crop and color decisions are great but I really appreciate the facial expression that you capture. I think that, more than anything captures the essence of this sitter. Bravo!

SYLVIANE said...

I like the expression on the face ...

Mark Bridges said...

Thanks for stopping by folks. Now I'm awaiting your take on the painting.

Claire said...

Rich and contemplative portrait - well done!

Gwen Bell said...

Fantastic job on the challenge! I like the way you added more rustic colors to the composition. They enhanced his already brawny features.
So glad I looked at the large version to see the really beautiful brushwork.

Diana Marshall said...

You captured his personality, makes you wonder what he is pondering. Great painting!

DEB said...

Great job!

Carol Horzempa said...

You really got the glow you wanted! Great job, Mark!

Ghislaine Bruno said...

The edge glow is powerful. I like your creative and warm color scheme.

Priti said...

Love the colors and the crop, nice work.

AutumnLeaves said...

I thought you did fabulously well on this man's face. He looks identical and yet somehow more lifelike than the photograph! Nicely done, Mark.

laurens.paint.palette said...

Love your palette!

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Real nice work. Thanks for sharing your process. Wonderful likeness.

Karen Rike said...

I love your style. Your interpretation of the DSFDF is excellent. Good job.

Thank you for your kind words.

Ann Rogers said...

Incredible entry, your lighting "glow" is perfect with wonderful skin tones.

Glenda Mosher said...

I really like this! The cropping, the colors, the brush strokes...really nice!

dominique eichi said...

what a fabulous job you did for this challenge , love it