Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Sneak Peak

Here is a sneak peak at a couple of the portraits for an upcoming show we'll be hanging Friday. A small group of us are painting familiar faces from our little town. This is Andrew...

...and this is Shirley...

18 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

These portraits are terrific Paula! Just love them!
Your shelter kitty is great! So good of you to do that!

Sheila said...

What a great idea! I do so love your work Paula.

Vern Schwarz said...

Ah, these are great Paula. I love colourful impressionistic paintings like this, and these rock.

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

I love portraits--great job! Can't wait to see more!

Jeane said...

Paula, the painting of Shirley is just wonderful....

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Beautiful and evocative. Fun to stare at and discover all the little unexpected color details. And so loosey goosey. Love both of these; they make me want to do a portrait today.

Marian Fortunati said...

What a fun idea, Paula!! Hopefully everyone recognizes themselves and has a good time! Did you also paint one another??

Katie May said...

These are great Paula! Love the colors, and the strokes. Much more interesting than most portraits@!

Paula Villanova said...

Hey thanks everyone,and Marian, I agree...I hope everyone recognizes themselves! (although they seemed to like them while I was painting them...hopefully, they weren't being polite!)

L.Holm said...

These are wonderful portraits. So full of life and personality! Love the jewel-tones of your work.
(a complete aside: also saw you follow the sartorialist. Have you checked out his friend Garance Dore yet? her work's beautiful, too!)
Back to you--Vern said it best: these rock!

Mim said...

wow - this work is amazing! I love portraits - and these are so expressive. Good luck with the show and thanks for stopping by

Carolann said...

Love the colours used and the composition. These portraits are fantastic. Your work is great.

Paula Villanova said...

Thanks Carolann, nice to hear from you!

Welcome Liz and Mim...glad you stopped by! And Liz, I have checked out Garance Dore's work and it is nice. I am not a woman of high style by any means, but I do appreciate it! I guess that's why the Sartorialist is one of my favorite places to check each day. Maybe in another life....(!)

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Paula
It is hard to capture character, but you have done so in these two pieces.
Very cleverly painted.
Good luck with the exhib too.
Regards

Deborah Ross said...

These are two vibrant portraits. And the colors, like I always say, you have a knack for unusual color combinations that end up looking super.

Pat said...

Great portraits, Paula. I love the painting of Shirley.
Good luck with the show.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Really nice, Paula. I will get to your show - good luck at the Opening!

Sandy said...

Two more great ones! You so capture these women's soul or something!! The guys are wonderful too but Camilla and Shirley, wow.