Sunday, April 18, 2010

2nd Oil Portrait

      
                                                   11 x 14    OIL

Well this is the 2nd life portrait this time a male so I can have one of both so far. I felt it was more difficult this time to achieve what I wanted. There is so much to learn.
Now..... when I look at my friends in the blog world that paint in oil I am in awe of their talent.
It is making me appreciate their work so much more.
Until you try it yourself you never quite understand.

15 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Another beautiful foray into oils, Dominique. I think this is wonderful. I find myself thinking about the timelessness of the male facial structure. This could be a statesman from the Revolutionary War era, were it not for his modern clothes and style. Not sure why my thoughts went there this a.m., but they did. Kind of a neat thing to think on, really.

Mona said...

Dominique, it's a lovely portrait, and exciting to see your work in oils.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

So how do u like it? Working with oil?
This one is great lady D.

martinealison said...

Très joli portrait avec un belle expression.

Art with Liz said...

This is really great Dominique - keep up with the oils!

r garriott said...

Leaps and Bounds, Dominique! You are well on your way!

DEB said...

I feel the same way about new media - I'm so appreciative of people who can do collage, abstract, pastels - all things I lack skill at. You did a nice job on this portrait. Men ARE more difficult to paint. Their skin is much more textured.

Edward Burton said...

This is wonderful, Dominique. Great job with showing form.

dominique eichi said...

AutumnLeaves,
Mona,
Irit,
MarineAlison,
Liz,
R,
Deb,
Edward,

Thank you all for your comments.
I so appreciate your stop and letting me know I'm doing ok with painting in oil.

James Parker said...

And you ARE doing quite well in oils, Dominique. This portrait is a strong statement confirming that. Well done. And thanks so much for the neat photos...some great stuff!!!

Priti said...

This is wonderful Dominique- nice work -love the colors and the expression.

artbyakiko said...

Wonderful portrait!! I love it. I hope you will do more in oil.

Vern Schwarz said...

Dominique, you are quickly getting the hang of it with the oils. Good going.

Carolina said...

You did a great job, Dominique. And I totally agree with you! There's no way to understand how difficult it could be until you try. And it is not easy!

David Larson Evans said...

Well done strong painting.