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A portrait of Brian down under

December 1st, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Every year for 4 years I have participated in a portrait swap via Wetcanvas.com’s portrait forum. This year I got a guy in Australia who had never painted a portrait before. I really liked his face. It looked like he lived through a lot, and even though he was smiling, he looked a little sad.

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  1. December 23rd, 2011 at 11:28 | #1

    Fabulous portrait Mimi. He looks very kind and gentle and, as you say, as if he has a story or two to tell.

    Merry Christmas.

  2. December 3rd, 2011 at 18:27 | #2

    So down to earth and real. He looks to me like someone who has learned a lot from what life has dealt him. You captured that look wonderfully. Love it.

  3. December 3rd, 2011 at 12:48 | #3

    You did a wonderful job! Patsy from HeARTworks

  4. Jeannie Tripp
    December 3rd, 2011 at 06:58 | #4

    Love it, Mimi!

  5. December 2nd, 2011 at 19:25 | #5

    I love everything about this portrait. You do amazing work! 🙂

  6. December 2nd, 2011 at 16:26 | #6

    I think he’s a guy who has live a FULL life, and maybe he’s seen/felt some heartache. It is a sweet portrait, Mimi!

  7. December 2nd, 2011 at 16:21 | #7

    Great portrait and I love the seriousness of his face, so intense yet giving us a smile. You know that saying, “A smile increases your face value.” He’s awesome, great job.

  8. December 2nd, 2011 at 15:39 | #8

    ahhh he’s perfect!!!! thanks for sharing…happy weekend!!

  9. December 2nd, 2011 at 13:22 | #9

    I love this so much, all the character in his face you have captured, wow!!

  10. December 2nd, 2011 at 13:05 | #10

    Beautiful portrait.

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  11. December 2nd, 2011 at 12:39 | #11

    Full of character. Wonderful piece of art.

  12. December 2nd, 2011 at 10:59 | #12

    Wow Mimi, This is a great piece. Lots of expression lines – love that.

  13. Carol Samsel
    December 2nd, 2011 at 09:46 | #13

    Wonderful portrait!!!

  14. December 2nd, 2011 at 08:58 | #14

    Fabulous!! A very interesting face that suggests an interesting life lived so far.

  15. December 2nd, 2011 at 07:59 | #15

    Magical portrait and so well done ~ Love him! namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

  16. December 2nd, 2011 at 07:58 | #16

    This is stunning! I love how the shadow falls across him and you’ve completely capture that wistful expression on his face – which is so full of character. Really beautiful – he must be so delighted with it!

    • admin
      December 2nd, 2011 at 09:21 | #17

      he is, it was really cute. He said “I love the portrait. I never dreamed I would ever have a portrait of myself.”

    • admin
      December 2nd, 2011 at 09:23 | #18

      I tried to post on your blog about your wonderful Christmas cards, but I was not able to.

  17. December 2nd, 2011 at 07:43 | #19

    Wonderful portrait.

  18. December 2nd, 2011 at 05:56 | #20

    This is really breathtaking! Love all the wrinkles on his face. 🙂

  19. December 2nd, 2011 at 05:25 | #21

    Wonderful! you`re a great artist. Saludos

  20. Andrea
    December 2nd, 2011 at 05:13 | #22

    This is wonderful! I love his expression! It sounds like a fun exchange!

  21. December 2nd, 2011 at 05:09 | #23

    Wonderful portrait. Happy PPF!

  22. December 2nd, 2011 at 05:04 | #24

    Wow, this is terrific. He should be thrilled to get his portrait, lucky guy to have gotten you as his artist.

  23. December 2nd, 2011 at 04:59 | #25

    You are right, he looks like he has years of sorrow on his face. But even still he smiles on. Wonderful portrait. Happy PPF!

  24. mandy snow
    December 2nd, 2011 at 01:14 | #26

    oh my goodness…that looks like it could be my dad now…he passed away 20 years ago…too young…i feel emotional over this painting…it’s wonderful…thankyou…xxx

  25. December 1st, 2011 at 23:55 | #27

    This is a beautiful portrait and i am sure he will be thrilled with the end product… what a great idea… makes me wish I could do portraits, but i really am rubbish at them xx

  26. December 1st, 2011 at 22:25 | #28

    Wonderful portrait of a “seasoned” man.

  27. December 1st, 2011 at 22:17 | #29

    What a wonderful portrait! I love this mans face.

  28. December 1st, 2011 at 22:01 | #30

    I love the palette: blue and white, with the sunny accents! I don’t know what he looks like, but he does look like a sweet guy whose lived a bit.

  29. December 1st, 2011 at 10:57 | #31

    This is a nice warm one.

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