Saturday, May 14, 2011

Mr. Johnson



My good friend Don's father passed on May 9th, and as a memory for his beloved wife, I wanted to paint his portrait. He was a very interesting, warm and caring man, so it was a pleasure for me to try and capture his spirit for this wonderful lady.

oil on board 12" x 16" NFS

8 comments:

  1. Oh this will bring tears of appreciation to the recipient I know. I love how you scribed his accomplishments in the background. Such a beautiful gift Vern!

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  2. His face is so well done . I love all those strokes you made. Very attractive portrait.

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  3. A loving memorial to this man, Vern. I can tell it was painted straight from the heart.
    Blessings

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  4. A beautiful gift,painting and sentiment.

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  5. This is really special and so very beautifully painted! You should do tons of portraits, you are really gifted at these. The notations around him are a fantastic idea.

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  6. What a generous and lovng thing to do, Vern.
    I do so love you last few posts for the moleskin pages. Bet y'all will treasure that project! Best...

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  7. Wow...Vern, I'm Moved! as you know,I have a huge hole in my heart after my Dad passed and being a true friend, you have done an amazing thing by filling some of that hole.From the bottom of my heart......I THANK YOU.

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  8. I definitely seem the warm caring man. He is very lively and full of heart. I love how you did the text in the background. Not many artists can pull off text in their painting. You did so like a pro. Beautiful work.

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