Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Kay Lybrand Portrait Challenge


This was my favorite DSFDF challenge in that I love portraits and figurative paintings. It also became even more fun with some new artists participating, bringing the total to 130 face painters. ha. My subject was a lovely lady named Kay Lybrand and she is painting my portrait. Can hardly wait to see all the submissions this week, as the ones so far have been fantastic. Happy New Year to everyone. Thanks for all your interest and support this year. I wish you all the very best.

oil on masonite 6 1/2" x 8"

41 comments:

  1. Hey Vern, great portrait I'm finishing mine . I love the rich background you gave her.
    how did you find out who she was ?

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  2. Vern...nice job on this one. Very soft feel to it. A real compliment to her I am sure.

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  3. Hi Dominique, you go girl. This was Kay's blog picture and she posted in the last challenge. Happy new year my friend!

    Thanks Jerry, I appreciate you stopping by, and I'd like to wish you all the best in the new year.

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  4. Vern, as they say in East Texas, you done GOOD! Really nice job, and I can tell you enjoyed it. Happy New Year! Camille

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  5. GREAT job, Vern! The soft light on her is really well done. Great eyes too. Bravo!

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  6. Vern...this is a lovely, sensitive portrait. What a great way to close out the year...all the best in the next one too!!

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  7. Camille, I can't wait for your painting and as usual you are a pal...Happy New Year right back atcha!

    Teresa, Nice to meet you and thanks so much. Happy New Year to you!

    Edward your comments are very much appreciated, and like everyone else, can't wait for the unveiling of your painting. All the best in the new year.

    Dana, after your remarkable piece, everyone is just trying to keep up. Thanks so much and have a great one.

    Peggy, thank you very much and Happy New Year.

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  8. Yo Vern, this portrait is very nice. She has such a warm, friendly look! You were a good detective to find that identity of your rendition. I have looked high and low, and can't make that discovery as of yet. Some of us, still await that magic moment of truth...LOL. I can't wait.

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  9. Just lucky Patti, it was about the 5th or 6th blog I hit when perusing the previous challenge posts and you are right, she looks to be a very warm person. Thanks and have a Happy one.

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  10. Lucky Lady!!
    I'm sure she'll be thrilled.
    Karin's Challeng blog is so interesting to see how each artist adds a bit of him/herself to whatever subject they choose.
    This challenge was especially interesting because portraits carry even more meaning in them all by themselves.

    GREAT JOB........... Have a wonderful 2009!

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  11. Hi Vern! Thank you for stopping by my rookie blog and leaving such a generous and kind comment. I love your DSFDF portrait because I feel a kindness and warmth from this woman. That is something that I don't think can be taught. I have been following your Lisbon painting and in awe of your talent. Hugs!

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  12. Happy New Year! Wow Vern - this is very nice. Great job!

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  13. Vern your portrait has spirit, I love seeing life in 2D!

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  14. Thanks very much Marian, I visited your blog and was wondering if you participated in this challenge. You've done some great work. All the best.

    Sheila, thanks so much, and it is so nice to have you join our group. It's a lot of fun. Happy New Year to you.

    Maggie, all the best to you and your great family, and thanks for the encouraging words. I really appreciate it.

    Erika, it feels like I'm responding to Alice here, ha. You two are definitely on the same page.(I miss her already) Thanks for your great comments and I wish you a wonderful 2009.

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  15. Vern, this is such a wonderful portrait! You've done a great job! She must be thrilled to see it.

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  16. Hello Vern,
    I love the portrait! I have just started on yours, you have set the bar pretty high. I thought after I sent in the photo, that I should have sent one in without the glasses, but you did a great job with them.
    Thank you,
    Kay

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  17. Hi Vern, Love your painting, very sensitive rendering and wonderful technique. I'm one of the newbies to Karin's challenge and am having as much fun connecting with terrific artists as I had working on the painting. (great blog too) Here's to a painterly new year!

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  18. Akiko, thank you so much for your kind words. And thankfully, it looks like Kay approves.

    Hello Kay, I am glad to meet you and so happy that you like your portrait. Your glasses look like they are part of who you are, so it's better that you left them on. Can't wait to see your work. I'll mail you this painting if you like, just email me your address. vschwarz18@gmail.com

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  19. Robin, thanks very much, it is so neat to see the enrollment grow with DSFDF. Your blog is terrific and I wish you all the best for 2009 as well.

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  20. Vern,

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I am so honored. I have been (stalking)....following your work since the capitol building. Count me among your many fans!

    Torrie

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  21. Thank you Torre, you are too kind. Happy 2009.

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  22. Hi Vern, thank you very much for your high praise of my painting of Karin - it is very much appreciated!
    Happy new year to you!

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  23. Vern,

    Thank you much for the comments on my portrait. I am just beginning painting- hoping to find my niche- and it is always nice to hear compliments from superiors. It seems like each time there is a new challenge I end up looking for your name. You do excellent work and I look up to you in a HUGE way! Thanks again!

    Chelsie Brady

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  24. Vern, you did a fabulous job...I, too, had a ball with this challenge and am looking forward to the next one!

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  25. Hi, Vern...Very good job on the portrait. Couldn't expect anything less coming from you!
    Love the feeling in the eyes and the fresh brush strokes...especially in the hair.

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  26. Hello Vern,
    I am still guessing about the additional post from yesterday. I hope that I have not offended you with your portrait.
    Kay

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  27. Thank you Chelsea, I am humbled by your comments, but you have no superior here. Your work is very strong and developing beautifully. Keep at it, we're both relatively new at this.

    Thanks Vicki and Dean, great to hear back from both of you. I too am looking forward to the next challenge with eagerness.

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  28. Vern,

    I figured it out! You have another blog page and you put the portrait I painted on it for your picture. I am flattered!!!! You have made my day, maybe even the month! You have no idea what a boost you have made to my ego. I don't know if your portrait of me looks like me now that I have a "Big Head".
    Thank you!!
    Kay

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  29. Such a wonderful painting! I'm sure Kay must be so pleased!

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  30. Kay, I just changed the picture on my one and only blog...ha. And I can't imagine that you could ever get a swelled head. Thanks

    Carol, thanks so much for the compliment. Now Kay said she likes it, but she hasn't emailed me her address yet, so I'm not so sure...another ha.

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  31. Vern, your portrait of Kaye is beautiful, very softly rendered. And I love the painting you are working on, very challenging with all the figures and architecture. I'll be back to check your blog, for sure.

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  32. Wonderful portrait Vern, great job!

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  33. Vern, your kind comments on my blog mean a lot coming from someone as talented as yourself. Really great job on the portrait! It looks like it would be tough with her glasses and fabric folds and buttons, so many details to be conscious of. You pulled it all off though, it turned out beautifully!

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  34. Deborah, thanks for stopping by and your kind words. I"ve got a lot more work done on my large piece and I'm anxious to finish. Hopefully soon!

    Thanks Gretchen, I appreciate your generous words. Great portrait on your blog photo by the way.

    Kim, thanks so much, your comments are really appreciated.

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  35. Wonderful piece Vern...The eyes are fantastic!

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  36. Thanks a bunch Theresa, I really appreciate you visiting and your kind comments.

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  37. Very nice portrait and I like your colors too. I answered your question of what I am looking at on my comments page with the portrait I painted of Pattie. Thank you for commenting kindly on my blog.

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  38. Vern......Kay must be delighted with her portrait. You really captured her in your wonderful painting skills.

    Thank you for stopping by my new blog and you kind words.

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  39. Victoria and Carol, nice to meet you both and thanks for your kind comments.

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