Sunday, January 4, 2009

Janet Whitehead Portrait Challenge


This is my painting of Janet Whitehead done as part of the Different Strokes challenge. Wow! What a learning experience. Not only in the painting itself but there is nothing like the commitment of sending a photo of your work for someone else to post to make you scrutinize your editing of the shot. Only after sending the photo to Karin did I realize the color in the shot was off from the painting. One of many things I have learned by participating in the DSFDF blog.


Thank you Karin for the many lessons all of us will undoubtedly learn from your labors. The opportunity to compare the efforts of so many individuals is a privilege indeed.

13 comments:

Teresa said...

This is a stunning portrait! Beautiful work...simply beautiful - bravo!

Edward Burton said...

Beautiful painting, Amanda! Wonderful job!

dominique eichi said...

It's a beautiful portrait Amanda. Well done !

Kay Lybrand said...

Great Job Amanda! Very well done.

Amanda Carder said...

Thanks so much to all of you. This is only about my 4th attempt to paint a strait portrait and though ya’ll make it look easy it is anything but! I feel very lucky to have participated in the challenge. What a wonderful family of artist!

Sheila said...

You did an amazing job. Your placement of wee spots of highlight made her beautiful eyes moist. Your rendering of her salt and pepper hair was perfect. Even the little suggestion of gloss on her lower lip was perfection. Great job!!!

Vern Schwarz said...

Amanda, hard to believe this only your fourth portrait. You and Janet both did great jobs. Those eyes are alive.

Janet Whitehead said...

Hi Amanda, I really enjoyed your painting of me. Would you like to exchange the paintings as Karin suggested? Let me know and we'll work out the details.

Diana Marshall said...

Wonderful portrait, in fact I love all your paintings. I know what you mean about photographing your work, it sometimes takes me hours getting it just right and avoiding glare from the paint. It's amazing how different light conditions can alter the colors so much.

adebanji said...

A great portrait!

Amanda Carder said...

Janet,
I would love to do the exchange. I was hoping you would like it enough to want to. I think the one you did is wonderful. ! I will drop you an e-mail. Thanks

Janet Whitehead said...

Hi Amanda, I got the portrait today and it is wonderful. Thank you again.

Theresa Rankin said...

I am slowly getting around to making note of all the portraits I loved...this one is stunning...you have some beautiful work, Amanda!