"Everybody knows a work of art takes at least an hour!" Lucy to Linus, (Peanuts)

FineArtViews Painting Competition - Twice in the Fav 15%

http://canvoo.com/boldbrush/badge/13203 three times selected for FAV15%, Fine Art Views Bold Brush Painting Competition

Monday, January 31, 2011

It's going to be OK

I worried myself through this face redo but it is coming along well now so I think it is going to be OK!  Just worked on eyes, nose and skin tones on the left side (our left, not hers!). I don't know what I was thinking the first time I painted Samanda's face in this work but obviously I wasn't thinking very hard...


  1. WOW!! What a fabulous portrait! Her face and skin are beautiful... and the lovely detail in the shawl. You did a wonderful job on this!

  2. it's good to know that someone as gifted as you is this critical. it makes for masterpieces like this however, i've loved every incarnation of her face but you must be satisfied and i applaud that! as always incredible work karen.

  3. I just know you are sleeping better at night, Karen, and so well-deserved. She is looking beautiful much more at peace. This is a remarkable piece of work and will be well worth all the energy it is taking.

  4. A lovely warm portrait Karen, what a great subject and I love the patterns on the shawl.

  5. Thank you for the words of encouragement regarding my repainting of Sam's face. I need to get this painting done soon, though...it is planned for a show at the end of the month and there is still so much work to do!