Paintings by Sandra Flood
He's absolutely wonderful. Absolutely.
Absolutely fantastic! Inspired! I love his eyes and flesh tones. What a great face. Did he sit for you?
Hi Silvina!Thanks!No he did not. He came out to Jersey for a few days and I took some pictures of him while he was in my kitchen under the light. When I did the painting I just darkened the background so you don't know where he was.
Well, you did a fantastic job of making the painting feel as though it was painted from life. And it looks timeless. I wouldn't think that there was a microwave somewhere near him.
Wonderful painting; I think you did an outstanding job on his eyes, too!
Silvina,I actually used the photo from my computer to paint from. It makes it so much easier because you can see every pore in someone's face so it is almost more real than real life.I think the thing about painting from photos is to not , keep it painterly, because for some reason it starts to look like it is from a photo if it is too tight.The actual painitng is so much better than what is on my blog. Once again you lose all the subtleties.I should post the original photo.
Thanks Leslie!He also has such great eyes to paint.I was going to go back and do some more on the ears and hair.I put the painting aside to dry a bit before I went on to another layer and then people kept coming in to the studio and kept saying don't touch it, leave it that way, so it stayed. i still think i am going to go finish his ears more. He hassuch great ears too!
His eyes look kind. Excellent job!
What else can I say? My compliments!Your paintings are a treat, as ever.Cheers from Vienna.Nue
You rocked his face with paint-Love the vivid richness and sparkle!
Nice work. I bet one could recognize him in real life, from this portrait. Looks like a friendly fellow.
Your loose hands do magic.
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Absolutely wonderful work.
Please post more, I'm missing your pieces! This guy does have an amazing face!
this is a beautiful portrait and he does look to be a most interesting man. I am impressed that you painted it from a photo. I just keep wanting to look at it!
Hi Sandra - I stumbled upon your blog or facebook page thru an acquintance here is Austin and I fell in love with your work - I saw that you are in Wally Workman - so I am going to go down to the gallery just to see your stuff - I also saw that you used to live in Frenchtown - I LOVE FRENCHTOWN !!!! - I used live in New York - and would ride my bike there - and hang out for hours -
I just saw this painting at the Phillip's Mill exhibit. You are right- the photo doesn't do it justice. It was my favorite painting at the exhibit.
I've just been going along looking at your portraits and drooling. I thought I had commented on this one before; it is to DIE for. Oh SIGH! I'm with Adebanji, please post more when you can. <3
Very nice painting.
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