Saturday, January 24, 2009

Young Tibetan Monk


I was just browsing the net one night when I saw an image of a young monk standing in the doorway of his monastery. Even with the turbulent events in his country because of their conflict with China he appeared calm and serene. I thought I would try and capture his image but also put a impressionistic tweak to it.


24x24 oil on canvas

FYI I know there is a cloudy glare because of the dark back ground. I've already sent a request to R. Garriott who is currently taking the time to give us a lesson on the best way to fix photos as suggested by Karin Jurick.



11 comments:

Judy Mackey said...

Hi Sheila - gambatteru neh! Love mr. monk.

Judy

Diane Morgan said...

This isn't about the monk, but the Jurick SF Victorian challenge.... Thanks, Sheila for your comment. I was thinking of calling it "The Haves and Have Nots" but I had already dubbed the guy the San Fran Can Man when I took the photo. I love your pen-and-ink with watercolor version. It's really terrific.

Carol Feldman said...

Hi Sheila, I came by to thank you for all the nice comments you have been leaving on my blog. You are very sweet! I found this very sensuous painting of a monk. Very nice!

Art with Liz said...

Been away for two days and now trying to catch up - I love your Monk. You've captured his serenity beautifully.

One thing I want to know. Every now and then the American bloggers use the initials LOL ... what on earth does this stand for? Lots of Love, Laugh out Loud ???

Your story of the three girls was soooo nice.

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

Hello Sheila,
I found your blog through Tevor Lingard's blog. Your personal history is very fascinating. I also enjoyed your monk portrait, plus you've really captured the Obama's in your sketch done from tv. Nice work.

Mary Paquet said...

Sheila, wonderful picture of the monk. Very serene.

I also found your story about the young abused girls very heartwarming. Nice to know that you had some positive feedback when doing a really tough job.

Dean H. said...

Beautiful work, Sheila. I also like the rich background against your subject. The broken color has the impressionistic look.

Michelle Burnett said...

Sheila - you're always such a sweetheart; visiting everyone's blogs and leaving kind, funny, and uplifting comments!

Your painting ~Wow~ I don't know what to say! Very nice brush work, beautiful jewel-tone colors, all surrounding a delicately painted face. Bravo!

adebanji said...

Strong colours and lovely brushwork!

r garriott said...

Hi Sheila,
Request received and answered! Check your email for an updated monk.

Maggie Mayer said...

This is nice Sheila. What a cool composition. You go girl!