Sunday, December 28, 2008



Today I finished my portrait for the Different strokes from Different Folks challenge... We were given a photo of another artist to paint and they were given ours. This one was a tough one for me! I went back and forth between trying to get a likeness of someone I'd never met and just painting until I liked it. It was also hard to find a big enough block of time this past week to really bang it out all at once (which I MUCH prefer) and as a result I spent sporadic time at it when I could which frustrated me.. Having said all that, I am fairly happy with it finally and I hope the person I painted likes it!!

I have also uploaded a few of the paintings I had done before the Christmas rush overtook me!













15 comments:

Fred Bell said...

wow, Sally! I really like your paintings! I wonder if you might like to exchange links with me. You can see my blog at: fredbellpaintings.blogspot.com

Vern Schwarz said...

Sally these paintings are great, Lesley is going to love her portrait. You both did such fabulous jobs. I love the loose vibrancy of your work.

dominique eichi said...

sally, this is a great portrait and I love the expression on the Golden boy, wonderful

Sally Tharp said...

Vern, Thanks for your kind comments! Dominique, the golden painting was a gift for my husband, his dog, Lacey, so it meant a lot to me to capture her expression!

Carol Feldman said...

Sally,

This portrait is just wonderful. It is stand alone enjoyable to look at and I absolutely love it and the mood it creates. Well done!!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Sally, I came here from DSFDF to tell you how much I love your portrait, but now I see all these other new things you've done in the last weeks and I have to say, I am in awe -- I LOVE your style. The iguana and golden retriever are my favorites but the landscape scenes and interiors are SUPER! I feel like Gomer Pyle: "GAHahhhllleeeee!!!" I'm going to have to check back here much more often.

Sally Tharp said...

Thanks Carol and Camille! It is so nice to check in and find such kind comments! I really appreciate it!!

Edward Burton said...

WONDERFUL work! The portrait came out GREAT and I LOVE the portrait of Lacey - great brushwork and the iguana is REALLY nice.

Les said...

OMG, I love it! I'm so excited! It looks just like me. You had a tough photo to work from, lots of shadows and that silly hat, and you've worked miracles with it. I love your color and sense of light. Brava!!!

Sally Tharp said...

Yay! I'm so glad you like it! This was definitely a nerve wracking challenge! Especially after seeing what a beautiful job you did on my portrait!!

Beth said...

one of my favorites!!!!! its so peaceful feeling to me. Wow! Just joined the blogosphere, so I missed this challenge, but can barely wait for wednesday!! nice job on the golden...I used to know a golden that looked JUST like that named Keystone. It was nice to see her again..ha ha. Nice work.

VanDerHoekArt said...

Very nice job on the portrait! This really turned out well!

Marilyn M. King said...

I enjoyed looking at all your work, great brushwork and color, but I really wanted you to know how much I love you beautiful portrait. You edit so well.

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Sally there is such a deep mood being expressed in this painting. I feel at any moment she will show us the flower she is about to sniff with all her heart. You captured the heart of Les. Beautiful painting.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Sally
Found your work on different strokes. This piaece is wonderful.
I would like to follow your blog and keep up to date with your artwork.
Kind Regards
Trevor