Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ahh the Lovely Lovely Snow

Here is one of my latest self-ports. It is done in my water based oils. I was trying to capture my joy of finally being back in the north where there is snow. as opposed to Florida were they do not even have seasons.

I liked what I did with this, especially the slight color variations in the hair and on the face.

I had shown this to the well known fine artist Jerome Witkin, and he had given me possibly one of the best compliments I have ever received. When he saw this piece he told me he quite liked it. That it was very poetic and that it reminded him of a Victorian Age painter Arthur Rackham. Mind you Rackham is one of my favorite illustrators of all time, and for an artist of Jerome's caliber to compare a piece of mine to him was a truly great honor.

That's it for this post, still only halfway done with the stuff I need to post.


Victoria said...

Wow you really pulled this one off, nobody seems to get what cold "looks like", they tend to make the person look dead , but you really gave life to your portrait besides the nice movement. nice and subtle..I really like the color!

Emma said...

Nice work! It really does have a great mood.

I hear you about the seasons; winter's always been my favorite and here you miss seeing the world change outside.