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Thursday, February 24, 2011

What's this? A human?

Rick
Oil on canvas, 8x10

For reasons I do not understand, painting humans terrifies me. Dogs, fine. Cats, fine. Landscapes, fine.

Move toward buildings, and I start to get a little antsy; humans? Yikes! The one I've done that I like is from the back, "Fat Guy at the Diner," and I do love that one.

But there's a guy named Rick who has the most amazing face, and one day, I got the courage up to ask him if I could photograph him, in hopes of trying a painting.

So here it is. And actually, it kind of looks like him, and I kind of like it. It might take me another year to try another human, but you have to start somewhere.

9 comments:

Sheila said...

Do more. This is fantastic Carrie. Bold, moody, gutsy....do more.

Elissa said...

I like it, especially your bold strokes. Did you paint it with a brush or a palette knife?

Also, I think people are SO hard. The portrait class I'm taking is killer!

Cara said...

wow...i love this

Cara said...

wow...i love this

Carrie Jacobson said...

Thanks, Cara - The more I look at it, the better I like it. I am going to try another human, soon!

Tom said...

I think I sat next to this guy on my last bus, tom

Ria Ghosh said...

i loved the strokes.. and the colors r absolutely amazing..the choice of combination..

Carrie Jacobson said...

Tom, he said he shared his lunch with you. You don't remember???

Carrie Jacobson said...

Ria, thank you so much for the nice comment. I'm glad you like my sort of random choices!