I painted a portrait reproduction similar to the one below!
Kolene Spicher Portrait, Ship scene, and Landscape that is being featured in a prominent Virginia home for Historic Garden Club Tour
|This is the Original Blunt painting|
This is my version (below). The feel of the two are similiar but the painting technique is different, as should be the case of any painter. I am starting a third "Blunt Style" today. **See Creating a Portrait - Part 2 - For the Garden Club of Virginia...
|The original Kolene Spicher |
Things that stand out to me about this painting are as follows (I list them in importance to the overall success of the painting, as I see it).
Face- this little boy's face is very sweet. Although, he looks serious it's only because his dress was tight, Ha.
Proportions - the proportions of this painting are good and well executed. Often times, the head may be overly large or small. I don't feel this is as desirable. I Like the proportions to be correct.
Splash of color - I love the orange. I think a dark painting always needs something bright. I intend to include something bright.
Full body - While head shots can be sweet, I truly believe that the full body shot is more desirable. I include as much of the body as the frame will permit.
Color-The colors are rich and dark. To change it up a bit, I intend to brighten the next painting just a little bit. However, it will still need to be executed using dark colors or it won't look "Blunt" style.
Watch for the development of this portrait. (Creating a Portrait - Part 2 - For the Garden Club of Virginia…).
Here are a few interior shots with my paintings hanging on the wall. This house is FABULOUS. I cannot express with a few pictures the extent of the collections that are within the walls of this Virginia Colonial.
|The "Blunt" Style portrait is behind the left potted tree. The Ship scenes are Kolene Spicher, too.|
|Kolene Spicher Portrait on far left. The two portraits over the mantle are 18th Century Original Paintings.|
A LITTLE ABOUT THE GARDEN TOUR
|THIS IS THE HOME THAT I WILL HAVE MY ARTWORK FEATURED. IN THE TOUR BOOK, IT IS TITLED "Nesting".|
The tour takes place Saturday, April 25, 2015. I need the business cards for this event! The homes that are featured spread across the commonwealth of Virgina. Each section of the state will hold tours on a different day starting Saturday, April 18 and finishing up on April 25, 2015.
Please visit www.vagardenweek.org for more information.
|A little Blurb that was written about this home (BTW, I am the guest not the Antiques Specialists).|