Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Observant - SOLD

'Observant'  SOLD
5 x 7 in oil on panel

This year I have a goal of painting 100 oil portraits. I feel like with each one I get closer and closer to where I want to be. This is one that I'm really happy with.

There was a very innocent perception in his gaze that I really loved. Every time I look at children's faces, whether in photos or life I'm always wondering what it is that they're thinking and seeing, and how it differs from what I see and think, with the jaded eyes of an adult. 

This is a little boy from Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, reference photo by Gustavo Jeronimo.

This is painting 13/30 (I think, I may have lost track :) in the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge.


  1. 100? at this pace I bet you'll reach that goal not later than march girl!
    That said, keep them coming! I'm loving them

    1. Thanks so much Teresa!! I have to admit that I"m beginning to feel a tad burned out with trying to finish a whole painting every single day. I think that's why I keep switching mediums. :) So your encouragement means SOOOO much to me! Came at just the right time. :)

  2. I am amazed at what you are doing in oils. Beautiful work!

  3. I LOVE your portraits, I can't wait for the next one...I love his innocent expression...!

  4. Lovely portrait,I am glad I am not the only one feeling burnt out,I find painting portraits takes quite a bit of concentration and work,however in the end it is well worth it. So all the best with your one hundred oil portrait paintings.

  5. Aww... He looks so concerned! What a beautiful and sensitive portrait - AGAIN!! How you are managing to keep up with the challenge is beyond me! Amazing :0)

  6. Hi Crsytal. You have doing some amazing work in oils now. Superb stuff. Have not been well.. Not really visisted your blog for sometime. But today I did and I was treated.. WOW..

  7. The gaze is wonderfully captured - love it!


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