Joe, oil, 12" x 12"


I started this painting during one of my recent broadcasts and finished it over several days at my studio/gallery. It was a fun challenge to work out where the warms and cools were in his skin tones. I took the reference photo of a gracious visitor to the gallery who allowed me to take a few photos in response to my shameless begging. Thank you, Joe!

Tonight I'll be painting online at 7 p.m. Central, universe willing and the creek don't rise. Why don't you swing by around that time? I won't have a long session tonight, but always look forward to 'seeing' everyone and painting. Hope you'll drop in!

Reminder: My second Online Painting Workshop is coming up three Saturdays from now- April 17, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $50. The subject will be a portrait, the reference for which I'll be sending this week to those who've registered. Send your family to the park for the day and pull up your easel to the computer- Let's paint a portrait together!

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"See" you tonight!
Susan

11 comments:

Professor J said...

This one got many positive comments at the gallery yesterday, although one person did ask if the title of the painting was "Wet."

I think this is an iconic painting. Good job, Susan.

Linda said...

Wow!! This is fantastic! Not only are the skin tones warm and cool, but his jacket is, also. This is a beautiful portrait of a handsome fellow.

Barbara Pask said...

This came out wonderful Susan, I also love the warm and cools in his skin. I think it looks better without the little barn, you must too. :)

Ann Reyes said...

A very nice portrait, Susan! You're just getting better and better!

Marie Theron said...

Incredible work! The landscape as background is so suitable as one can sense that the man is an outdoor person!

artybecca said...

wow, very nice!!!

Jo Castillo said...

Great job, Susan. Gotta love cowboys!

rahina q.h. said...

beautiful handling of skins tones and i love the expression you have captured. r.

Lokelani Forrest said...

Wonderful rendering on this portrait. I always admire your work.

Gary Keimig said...

nice painting. Great blog.

r garriott said...

Wow. Susan, you are a world class portraitist.