Tuesday, April 7, 2009

More Portraits from the "Familiar Faces" Show

Here are the rest of the paintings from the portraits show which includes paintings of people who have lived and/or worked in my little town long enough to become truly familiar faces. Here is Larry...

Here is Camilla...

This is Bob...

And this is Garrison. This painting is not in the show but was painted during the painting sessions with the group.

19 comments:

Vern Schwarz said...

Paula , I love these paintings. You've done your town and it's people proud.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Paula, These are really great! I just love the colors and composition! Overall, so stunning!

Jeane said...

you caught something intimate in each one - Camilla looks gorgeous!

Manon Doyle said...

I've really enjoyed these portraits Paula! Love their expressions! Great work!

Paula Villanova said...

Thanks everyone! I have to say, these models were so interesting to listen to. They each had quite a story to tell. What a nice way to connect, both as a group of painters, some of whom I had never met before and the models, all of whom I had seen but didn't really know anything about.

Carolann said...

All good stuff Paula, Terrific professional, what can I say?

Deborah Ross said...

Paula, I love these. I know I always comment on your colors, but I have to again. Your color choices are unusual, but they work beautifully, and your line quality is very strong. I'm sure the subjects were very happy.

Sandy said...

These are all great and I adore that one of Camilla!!

Paula Villanova said...

Hi Carolann, Deb, and Sandy, You guys are too kind...thanks for stopping by!

r garriott said...

I love the vibrant colors you have associated with each portrait... seems like it might be attached to each personality.

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Love your portraits but I really can't say which one I like best--they're all great!

Marian Fortunati said...

Great expressions and feelings...

Who decided "who" got in the show and who didn't??? Did those whose images weren't included get their feelings hurt? ... or did the "paintees" do the opting in or out?

Sheila said...

Wow... what a wonderful and creative way to memorialize folks from your part of the world. What a great idea and tribute! Love them all Paula!

Paula Villanova said...

Thanks Sheila and Marian! The artists determined which paintings they wanted to contribute to the exhibition although the paintings are supposed to be given to the models for sitting for us. One model, Garrison opted out of the exhibition, I believe because it was his wife who started the project but he was kind enough to pose for us. It was good for all of us to paint another portrait for practice.

Odd Chick said...

i love Camilla's portrait - you have turned these out so beautifully - i can just imagine that your little town is going to love them!

L.Holm said...

Paula, these are wonderful! I love the vibrant colors, too, and the unique way you capture personality and character within each. Liz

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Paula, your style is so Paula, and I just love it. I love seeing it play out in every different work you do, and there it is, your fingerprint/handwriting. Those gorgeous colors and your classic compositions just sock it to me. Congrats on being sooooo Good.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Fabulous!
You are one of a kind.
Happy Easter dearest!

Gwen Bell said...

I love your style Paula. This one is a favorite with the vivid red and green. Really nice!