Saturday, 15 October 2016

Topgun - Completed

"A Portrait is a Painting With Something Wrong with its Mouth" (John Singer Sargent).

Logan had 'pulled-a-mouth', as only little boys can, and I struggled with it!  He'd sucked in his lower lip and rounded the front of his chin.





                                                                       'Topgun'                                                 John Simlett
Oil on Linen Canvas
18 inches x 14 inches

9 comments:

  1. This is fantastic, and I'm glad you painted him as he was making a face, it gives so much character. Really well done, hats off to you! Valerie

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    1. Thank you, Valerie, very kind of you.

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  2. You did wonders with that mouth - captured the expression so well! Excellent composition... and the colors - just gorgeous, John!

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    1. You're too kind, Minnemie - so glad you approve.

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  3. A difficult expression handled very well. The challenge is often what is behind our drive. Good job.

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    1. Thanks Linda, I was fairly pleased.

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  4. Good job, John - I am impressed that you are trying to capture those candid moments when people (children) are just being themselves. I think you did a fine job in showing his childish and impish nature and I love the skin tones.

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  5. John, this is fantastic!!! It is not easy to create the look of young children - you have done so, and superbly. Congradulations on a beautiful work!
    Kathryn

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