Tuesday, August 3, 2010

IT'S AUTUMN!

 I finished Autumn!  And here was my inspiration piece that my sister sent me from a magazine...Doesn't she look like fall, with her red hair and warm colors she has on?
and here is my completed interpretation...I shortened her face a bit because I had already painted her without the color and realized after holding it up to Winter, that I wanted to be close in the size of their faces...now if this was a commission, where I was matching a photograph of someone...I would have started over.
and here I show her hanging on a wall at my house to show the depth of her colors.  The shine on her clothes is wet paint.  I am awful with being able to wait until things are dry to take the pictures!
Look at my previous post yesterday to see her progression...

15 comments:

rebecca said...

love how this looks on the wall. the background really pulls me in. nice job lori!

Carol (honeywine) said...

wow she is wonderful
Beautiful job Lori
Cheers
Carol

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Lori! She is gorgeous! I do the shot of her on the wall, the colors are awesome. Way to go sister!

MotorCityMystic said...

I took a look at your previous post. It turned out amazingly. Good stuff!

Meant2B said...

She is beautiful. I love looking at the artistic process. and thanks for stoppin by my lil cubby hole @ m2bm :-)

Dana Barbieri said...

Wow!!! I love and admire people that can paint portraits! And I loved seeing the progression. Great Job.

Diane said...

Lori, I don't even know what to say--Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your gift!!

W said...

Hi Lori, this is fantastic and a really good likeness. LOVE it!! Thanks so much for sharing the process. I'm really inspired!! :))

Kerri said...

wow- she is beautiful and so is the background with the autumn leaves!

stephey said...

Absolutely beautiful. it has a lot of focus and intensity to her gaze. love it. i also noticed you had one of my favorite photographers in your amazon line-up, julia Margaret Cameron. my favorite all time piece is in that book called "echo". mama. it is intense. it has a stare that pierces right through me, captivates me, the gesture is with the hands close to the chest and heart, as if her breath as been taken away, well in the case of the photo it was her voice (or so the story goes). your work reminds me a lot of ulia Margaret Cameron's Work in its presence. thanks for sharing. such a joy to experience!

Jo said...

Oh wow, Lori!! She's truly beautiful - you have such a gift!!
Hugs xxx

Chic de Cru said...

I am totally speechless!!
This is beyond words beautiful!!
Thank you for sharing!

Studio JRU said...

She is stunning. Absolutely beautiful!

~Jennifer

Rusted Wings said...

This painting really typifies Autumn in such a lovely way!
Beautifully done once again Lori....love the background and such a kind expression she has. I am so amazed at all that is coming out of you these days!!!

Rebecca said...

Your work is beautiful! I love this especially because of the tones and her almost Pre-Raph look. I have some catching up to do over here to see your other pieces. I found you by way of Victoria and her lovely spotlight of other artists.

Lovely to meet you!