Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My Portrait for Different Strokes from Different Folks

For those of you who don't know, Karin Jurick has a bi-monthly challenge for artists through her blog named "Different Strokes from Different Folks".  It's become quite a phenomenon amongst artists and viewers!  There are no awards, no selling on the blog, just lots of different renditions or interpretations of usually the same subject/photo, exception - the end of the year, now the second year - portrait challenge.  This year, 180 people are participating.  You send her a photo of you and she matches you up with another (secret) artist and sends you their photo, which you busily attempt to paint a likeness - or as she says, don't worry about the likeness - it's about the process.  Well, in my studio, likenesses are a goal.  I am very pleased with the way it turned out on my third attempt.  I really needed to do those others, to get to this point.  I know who this is - through my own little detective work...however,  I am not divulging the name or the person at this time. 




12" x 12" oil on gallery wrapped canvas

37 comments:

Mark Bridges said...

It came out well. I'm driving my sister back east so i didn't participate this time. Hope your dogs are warm.

Pattie Wall said...

Have a safe trip Mark and sis!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Great likeness and portrait Patty, you did a wonderful job!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Pattie, I dig this bigtime. You NAILED him, absolutely. LOVE it!!! It has a very intimate vibe about it. WONderful :)

Angela Elledge said...

Beautiful painting, love the warmth!

Gwen Bell said...

Pattie, this is outstanding! I agree with everything in the previous comments...you really aced it. Love those reds in the shadows and the blues in the highlights. Just AWESOME!

Vern Schwarz said...

Nice work Inspector Wall. Oh, and a great painting too I might add. You really created a beautiful fireside glow with the skin tones and background...very warm.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

You captured such a great likeness - this is wonderful!

Ann Rogers said...

This is "right on"! Such a wonderful likeness, perfect color and lighting.

Carol Nelson said...

Great job, Pattie. You really captured this fellow.

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Patty, you definitely got the likeness but you also captured more than that! The twinkle in his eyes and the warmth of his personality shines thru. Excellent job. This portrait exchange came at a time I have too many other commitments, maybe if it is wasn't around Christmas time I'd be able to do this next time.

Leann said...

Love the light, glad he gave such a strong light source and love what you did with it, great job!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

This is great! You really captured this artist.

Karen Hargett said...

WOW Pattie this is great! I love it. You really captured him - he should be very pleased with it.

Pattie Wall said...

To those of you stopping by and leaving comments. It means a lot for you to take the time to give feedback and other warm pleasantries! I thank you from deep within my heart.

artbyakiko said...

You've done a great job! Wonderful portrait!

Marian fortunati said...

What fun, Patti!!! So much fun and such a challenge!!

Great job, Patti!

Barbara Pask said...

Just wonderful Pattie, I bet your subject will be very pleased with this. Now we wait for your likeness to show up, lol.

Rishi Kapil said...

Excellent likeness. Good light effect. Like the tone build -up.

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Rishi, Barb, Marian and Akiko! It's been hard to move on, with so much attention...

dominique eichi said...

THe light on his face is so perfect. Great portrait for DSFDF

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

Yes, wow, Pattie. I love this.

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Dominique and Peggy! Happy Holidays!

Edward Burton said...

Beautifully painted, Pattie!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Edward!

Tracie Brown said...

gorgeous. love the colors and warmth. it looks just like him! well done.

Carol Horzempa said...

I agree with everyone here...you really captured a true likeness of this artist. Can't wait to find out who he is! He should really love what you have done with his photo. Great job!

Lauren Maurer said...

What a great likeness! Great job!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Tracie, Carol and Lauren! I am waiting patiently for the reciprocal...;)

Anne Marie Propst said...

Such a great job and great colors.

Ruth said...

Pattie, thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment. I checked out your blog and am impressed. Will be back frequently to indulge.
Your portrait developed into wonderful interpretation of the photo. You achieved your goal. I love how you find exciting colors to add other than the obvious colors showing. Adds so much excitement and life to your renderings. Looked at your website also and loved looking at all your finished productions especially the animals. A joy to peruse. Thanks for such a great show!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks for stopping by Ruth! I appreciate your comments, it means a lot to me!

Robin Roberts said...

I really like what you have done with this portrait. The mood and color are really great.

RR

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Robin. The end of this challenge is almost here, and I can't believe the great portraits that were posted!!

Terri Buchholz said...

I was perusing last year's portrait challenge ( looking for "my" girl ) and stopped in at your blog. What a wonderful side trip I had looking through your works. I love your style. Just excellent work. I enjoyed your portrait this year but that was clearly just the tip of the iceberg. Anywhoooo - you got yourself a new blog-stalker!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks for stopping, staying awhile and your leaving such kind comments about my blog and my art. Karin's portrait challenge seemed to come at the right time this year. It reignited that fire that burns or smolders just beneath my soul. I have never had so many comments on one post in the life of my blog, and while that isn't the bain of my existence here, it demonstrates the 'power' of DSFDF.

Ellen said...

Just too terrific!!!