Friday, June 26, 2009

Dr. Kirby revisited

You may [or may not] recall the sketch I did of Kirby Cooper PHD during the Open Studios a couple of weekends ago. I finally did the painting I wanted of this man last night. I think it looks more like him because it features his piercing blue eyes and his beautiful white hair and beard.










Oil on 11x14 canvas

19 comments:

The Bull said...

Awesome job on the portrait! And I really like the daring use of colors in this!

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Krista Hasson said...

Shelia, this is truly wonderful! love your choice of colors and his eyes are definetly piercing. Good job!
Happy painting!
Krista

Edward Burton said...

Very striking portrait, Sheila - great job!

suzanneberry said...

Beautiful job!!! Very strong, love the colors. suz

artbyakiko said...

Very intense portrait with amazing colors. I love it!

christine said...

Sheila, this is a terrific portrait. Your bright colors and bold brush strokes are just wonderful!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Wow Sheila! You have been busy, busy...this portrait is striking with the compliments of color...
Your cats are darling too...you go girl!

Gwen Bell said...

Shelia, this is sooooooo good! Love the bold brushwork and vivid palette. You are awesome!

sam said...

Great portrait Sheila, the colours work really well, nice character.

Gary Heller said...

This is striking, Sheila. As others mentioned, your use of color brings a deep dimension of mood as well as character to this.
Wonderful work.
As always, thanks for your in-depth and insightful comments on my blog.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Sheila,
This is an amazing portrait.
Wise look.
Love the colors.

K-Art said...

Wow Sheila, I love the brush strokes and the use of colors on this portrait. AMAZING.

And for your question on my blog, I will be attending College Fall.

You have truly been an inspiration Sheila. I KNOW you will continue to amaze me.

Vern Schwarz said...

Very dramatic Sheila, you created a great mood with these bold colours. Great portrait.

Art with Liz said...

Had a relook at the sketch and I think you had that spot on! But this is truly fantastic. Love the colours. (That trio of Siamese are amazing - I'm sure your friend will absolutely love them!)

Dean H. said...

Daring and bold...oozing with confidence! This goes beyond the common portrait. Great painting, Sheila!!

Gary Keimig said...

you have done a wonderful job on this Sheila. Great use of bold color

Lesley Spanos said...

So much energy and color! I love this!!

jennifer woodburn said...

Sheila, as I have been following your work over the past year, I have to tell you your skills have improved enormously!! This portrait is beautiful. Way to go girl!