Monday, February 8, 2010

A Little Skeptical


















watercolor

Photographed this man a few years ago
and finally got around to doing a painting
of him. You don't have to paint what's
there in a photo, as you can see from the
photo of him below that I changed the smile
and drew in a different expression. Glad
that it worked out well.


8 comments:

Jeannette said...

Looks like you lopped his ponytail too. Nice painting.

Fernando Pena said...

Susan, great portrait, I agree with your changes

Susan Liles said...

Jeannette- Yep, didn't want to paint the ponytail. Thanks for the nice comment.

Fernando- Thanks, just need to learn to be more of an "editor" in planning my paintings.

Nancy Lee said...

Looks a lot better without the smile - for the painting.....a beautifully painted portrait! You have a real delicate touch>

Susan Liles said...

Hello Nancy- Thanks, yes, sometimes smiles just don't do it.

jyothisethu said...

yes!...
you have effectively brought out the nature of the subject...
good color scheme and very fine execution...

Susan Liles said...

Thanks jyothisethu, glad you like the painting.

Stephie Butler said...

Amazing work. I am loving working on portraits and is artists like yourself that inspire me to keep going...thank you..