Monday, December 22, 2008

Portrait of a Mystery Artist

Size: 6 x 6 inches
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Ampersand Gessobord

This is a portrait assigned to me as the year end challenge in DSFDF run by amazing artist Karin Jurick. I don't know who this person is, but apparently he is working from my photo. I just want to say that he is much more handsome in photo than this painting. Hope he would like it. I would love to exchange paintings.

UPDATE: I've found out that this is a very talented artist Tom Pohlman. I'm so thrilled to exchange portraits with him. What a great news to start the new year. (January 1, 2009)

32 comments:

Alice Thompson said...

Akiko, You hit a Grand Slam! I know who it is too. He's new to DSFDF. He painted some mighty fine boots last week. Your portrait skills are positively stunning. I can't believe you said you were just an animal painter! I love it Akiko. Absolutely Fantastic! Makes me smile just looking at him.

artbyakiko said...

Alice thank you for your compliments! I'm glad that you think it's good. To tell you the truth, I feel much more relaxed painting animals than people. Don't feel comfortable being stared back when I study the subject. You guessed right, I am very shy. OK, who is he?

Alice Thompson said...

Not "good" Akiko, I wrote "stunning"-Big Difference! He's a cowboy... and a very lucky one at that, to draw you from the hat.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Akiko, I really don't think there isn't anything you can't paint beautifully! I'm terrible at people!

dominique eichi said...

Very nice Portrait. You have such wonderful way with the eyes of your subjects and this one is no exception.
I have seen him also in his blog on DSFDF

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful portrait, Akiko! Not only are you a great wildlife painter, you do people very well too! You really captured his personality.

Kari Tirrell said...

Akiko - awesome portrait! And ditto all the above. :)

Erika Nelson said...

APPLAUSE Akiko! Your talent hasn't stirred you wrong and I never for a second suspected you'd come up with anything less than excellent EXCELLENT!!!

artbyakiko said...

Alice, thank you for clarifying! You are spoiling me..., but I like it. :)

artbyakiko said...

Gail, thanks for your compliments. I can't believe that you can be terrible with anything. I would love to see your portrait paintings.

artbyakiko said...

Dominique, thanks for taking the time to look at my work and leaving such wonderful comments!

artbyakiko said...

Edward, thanks for your wonderful comments. How lucky you are to have Karin paint your portrait! It is so BEAUTIFUL!

artbyakiko said...

Kari, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving wonderful comments!

artbyakiko said...

Erika, thank you! You are so nice. Compliments coming from a very talented portrait painter like yourself means a lot to me. I'll be looking forward to seeing your work.

hissnhowl said...

Wonderful Akiko!! I'm more comfortable painting animals too but judging by this beautiful portrait I would never guess that you didn't paint people everyday - it's really wonderful!

Vern Schwarz said...

This is a beautiful and strong painting. You have captured him perfectly and I find it very inspiring. Happy Christmas Akiko

artbyakiko said...

Shelley, thanks for your wonderful comments. I really appreciate it. Looking forward to your portrait!

artbyakiko said...

Vern, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving wonderful comments! Merry Christmas to you too!!

Sandrine said...

Akiko, wow! You really can paint everything. You're such a talented lady. I've missed seeing your artwork in all the groups regularly. But I see that you keep busy.
I love your work. Always have.

Deborah Ross said...

This is one cool portrait!

artbyakiko said...

Sandrine, it's so nice to hear from you! Thanks your wonderful comments! I see you have a blog now. Will visit shortly.

artbyakiko said...

Deborah, thank you so much for visiting my blog! I really appreciate it!!

Ingrid said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Akiko! Best wishes for a blessed New Year too. =0)

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Akiko, I've seen this artist, too and you NAILED him! Excellent job, I am VERY impressed with your people-painting skill.

artbyakiko said...

Ingrid, thanks for visiting my blog!

artbyakiko said...

Camille, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving wonderful comments!! Since this DSFDF challenge, I am more motivated to do people paintings. :)

Kathleen said...

Akiko - great portrait! You have really captured a personality.
Kathleen

artbyakiko said...

Kathleen, thank you so much for your visit and wonderful comment!

Sheila said...

Akiko-san, this is one of my favorite portraits for this challenge. I'm amazed at the detailed down to the straw hat in this painting. Hontoni sugoi!

artbyakiko said...

Sheila-san, thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such wonderful comments! Arigatou!!

r garriott said...

Hi Akiko, I saw your stunning portrait of my friend Tom Pohlman (http://tompohlmansouthwestpaintings.blogspot.com/)last week and recognized him immediately! Great likeness and a wonderful painting. All your work is beautiful and I look forward to seeing more.

artbyakiko said...

r garriott, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on this portrait. I've just visited Tom's blog and thrilled to find my portrait there. He is an amazing artist! So are you! I'm will be dropping by your blog.

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