Thursday, June 3, 2010

Linden Trees and Water


Linden Trees and Water
oil on linen panel, @2010
Available at High Desert Gallery in Bend, Oregon and Sisters, Oregon

An excellent portrait accomplishes several things: it captures the personality of the sitter, it offers a suggestion of mystery, a conversation interrupted, and it is built upon a non-traditional compositional design. In my landscape work I try to approach each "sitter" the way John Singer Sargent or Sorolla might - looking for the personality, the immediacy of the moment, and a viewpoint with an unusual design.

15 comments:

Anthony Duce said...

wonderful painting. Has some of the qualities of a watercolor, a freshness about it.

HaroldM22 said...

Well done!............................................................

Kay said...

in spite of your lighting problems..this is a wonderful painting

廖淑凡 said...

成功可招引朋友,挫敗可考驗朋友 ............................................................

冠宛君中 said...

人有兩眼一舌,是為了觀察倍於說話的緣故。............................................................

Ordinary Reader said...

Beautiful work! Best of luck.

Natasha said...

Amazingg. i hope i can reach your level of skill. you're quite talented!

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林奕廷 said...

I do like ur article~!!!......................................................................

林怡洋 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。....................................................................

峻帆峻帆峻帆 said...

may the blessing be always with you!!.................................................................                           

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貴寶 said...

當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................

王名仁 said...

這麼好的部落格,以後看不到怎麼辦啊!!!.......................................................