Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Portrait of Horst!

I was excited to see that Karin Jurick was going to have her portrait challenge again this year on her Different Strokes From Different Folks blog. I have been wanting to work on some portraiture and I really wanted to work with people I hadn't yet met. On the blog Karin switches photos of two people and they paint each other. I was excited to be painting Horst Hittenberger and love the portrait he has done of me!

"Horst" 8" x 10"

19 comments:

adebanji said...

Solid piece!- Love the way you emphasized his masculine features-Some faces are just made for portraits-Horst is one!

Robin Roberts said...

Very Nice Sally. I like the loose feel of the brush strokes. And nice write-up on today's Empty Easel. Look at you all up in there.

Way to go!
RR

Angela Elledge said...

Beautiful, really like the handling of that solid chin!

Vern Schwarz said...

One of the better ones Sally. Great skin tones and beautifully painted.

Edward Burton said...

An absolutely beautiful job, Sally.

Kaylyn said...

very painterly but really great draftsmanship is the foundation. A lesson we can all learn from.

artbyakiko said...

Great portrait, Sally! I love the colors and brush work.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Really wonderful portrait Sally!

SYLVIANE said...

Very nice portrait, with a strong expression!He is a character!

Kristen Reitz-Green said...

This is so nice. You captured the ruggedness of him and your colors are right on...Beautiful job...

John Vander Stelt said...

Very strong portrait. I also enjoyed seeing your glass work. Beautiful as well. Best wishes.

smartsiartsi said...

Awesome as usual! I loved looking at all the different styles in the challenge...you and Horst have a kindred spirit. Does he paint glass?
Q.O.T.B.G.

dominique eichi said...

Such a strong portrait and beautiful at that.

Horst said...

Very well done Sally, my family and I love the portrait very much, wonderful colors,
Thank's Horst

Ann Rogers said...

Sally, this is such a grand portrait, you should do more, but when I see your glass paintings, I think you should not wander away from that. You are multi talented in your artwork!

Sally Tharp said...

Wow!! Thanks to you ALL for hte kind compliments!! Horst... if you will send me your address via email I will be happy to send your portrait to you! happy 2010 everyone!

Nicole Horn-Fakher said...

Hi Sally, wow, very nice portrait.

Cee said...

Yes, that is Horst, to a T. WTG!

Cee said...

Love your pic of Horst. Liked his of you too.