Friday, January 2, 2009

Portrait of Karin Jurick

10"x8" oil on canvas
Gift to Karin
This is my contribution to the last challenge of 2008 on Karin Jurick's Different Strokes From Different Folks blog. I had the great fortune to have Karin paint my portrait and I hope that I have done justice to Karin with my portrait of her.

55 comments:

Janice said...

Fantastic painting of Karin! Thanks for your comments:really appreciate it!!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

I'm so excited to see your portrait of Karin...it's sensitively done, I'm sure she will love it! Congrats!!

Mona said...

Wonderful job Ed! It has a very elegant feel.

Annelein said...

I've been patiently waiting, checking daily, sometimes more to see your rendition...lovely! What a great challenge for us all.

adebanji said...

EVOCATIVE, SENSITIVE AND POWERFUL!

Pattie Wall said...

Incredible likeness and great rendition, Edward! You did a super job! Love the lighting and the mood!

Teresa said...

I've been looking forward to seeing your portrait of Karin, this is beautiful Edward!

Barbara Pask said...

This is wonderful, I am sure she will be thrilled with this. I would love to have had her in the portrait exchange, however I would have been nervous painting her.

Karin Jurick said...

I am so proud of you Edward and so honored. It is warm, sensitively painted ...... I'm just speechless. Thank you for your ongoing, awesome contributions to the blog.

Maggie Mayer said...

Wow Edward. How emotional....very beautifully done.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Edward, this is painted with such obvious tenderness and respect and feeling. That peachy skin and that silky hair show such subtlety and such grace. FABULOUS job!!!

dominique eichi said...

Edward, I knew you would do a fabulous job.
VERY STRONG yet SENSITIVE. :)

Vern Schwarz said...

Superb Edward, you answered back with a beautiful painting. The mood and subtleties are outstanding and I love the play of light on her eyelash. Well worth waiting for.

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

I wrote on Karin's blog, "Can you hear the applause?" You ears should be ringing!

robin peterson said...

Excellent Edward, you and Karin made a terrific pairing. Great start to a painterly new year, congrats!

Leslie Lockhart said...

Wow, Edward! The lighting and drama are just wonderful! It has been so much fun anticipating your portrait of Karin- and our own! What a memorable event! Congrats- it is just beautiful!

Sheila said...

Can you take another "Wow!" ? A beautiful rendering in an style the Masters would be proud of. Congratulations Ed!

artbyakiko said...

Edward, this is a masterpiece!! Congrats!

Jo Ann Elig said...

Fantastic. Very sensitive portrait.

VanDerHoekArt said...

I agree with so many of the other comments you've gotten on this painting. It's really beautiful!

Bill Gavin said...

Edward-Your painting is wonderful and nicely balanced!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

STUNNING!

n. rhodes harper said...

Edward, You have done a beautiful job painting Karin's portrait. I have met her in person and you really captured her beautiful face.

Diane Morgan said...

Ed, your portrait of Karin is stunning. You did a wonderful job. It is awesome. I would have been nervous trying to paint her! I was out-of-the country when the photos were due, so couldn't participate. I so wanted to. Congrats on the mention in Southwest Art Magazine!

Erika Nelson said...

Edward your portrait of Karin is absolutely outstanding! It showcases your remarkable skills loudly in a very quiet way. Congratulations you've hit your mark and the year has just begun! WOW!

Dean H. said...

I just have to join in to sing your praise with the rest. A really great painting for a truly exciting event...the DSFDF Portrait Challenge.

Art with Liz said...

I have to add my praise of this portrait as well. Absolutely gorgeous!

Miki Willa said...

This is a great portrait. I love the way you caught her expression. I am sure Karin will love it.

Inna O. said...

I love the way you set the mood in this painting and how complete it is: nothing to add, nothing to change. It's simply perfect.

Marilyn M. King said...

I was awe struck when first seeing this portrait! I agree with Vern, that the eyelashes are such a special touch, adding a bit of vulnerability as contrasted with the strength of the painting. The warm glow gives the portrait an intimate feeling which I truly love!! You knocked my socks off!

hissnhowl said...

It truly is a glowing masterpiece Edward - gorgeous!!

DToms said...

What a wonderful portrait Edward. I could spend hours studying the brushstrokes and colors.

Kay Lybrand said...

Fantastic job on the portrait! Very sensitive portrait!
Have a great New Year.
Kay

Gretchen Matta said...

Love this painting Edward! You did a fantastic job!

Amanda Carder said...

Wow what a tuff act to follow Karin is but you pulled it off! Great job on her portrait. It has such mood and feeling. Thanks so much for your kind words on my blog! I feel very honored!

Beverly Sams said...

Edward,

You caught the soft overhead light wonderfully across the planes of the face. Beautiful!

Sandrine said...

WOW Edward, I'm speechless. Good thing my fingers can still type!! Hehe! With all those eyes looking in your direction. All that pressure... You did an amazing job. It's a be-utiful portrait.

Carol Feldman said...

Edward,
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. You are a very generous soul. While I have nothing that I can add here that hasn't been said, I couldn't let the chance go by to at least tell you that I love your painting and the way it makes me feel.

Theresa Rankin said...

You have done a stunning piece on the artist host of this challenge. The colors are rich and warm and the style is beautifully classic!!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Edward,
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.
You made my day.
I'v been patiently waiting for Karin's portrait while on vacation.
It is a FANTASTIC job.
I love it!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

OK, I get to make the FORTY FIRST comment - (are you tired of reading how great this painting is?) and I just want to say BRAVO! Sensitive rendering, loose yet succinct. Good for you, you did an amazing job!

Anni Matsick said...

Wow, this is as good as it gets!

CONRAD said...

Unbelievable, great work

perez.art said...

Edward, thank you for stopping by my blog and for your comment, wonderful works too.
wish to you a great new year 2009.
Alex

Pete said...

Besides the dead on likeness, the color feel sees to fit what I would imagine Karin's personality to be...warm. Beautiful work

Carol Horzempa said...

I read all 45 comments and agree with everyone, a fantastic, sensitive, classical and beautiful portrait of Karin. Thank you for stopping by my blog, your comment made my day.

Sheila said...

Wow... Ed . You work on the front cover of Southwest Art Magazine. Pretty darn cool!

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love it, very dreamy and it captures a mystery about Karin that I feel about her too. Wow! beautifully rendered.
Thank you for your encouraging comment at my blog, I feel honored that you took the time.

Edward Burton said...

WOW, I am completely blown away by all of your wonderful comments about my painting - thank you very much to all of you - I am most grateful.

Jeanne Bauer said...

ED, YOUR PORTRAIT OF KARIN IS BEAUTIFUL.JB

Diane Morgan said...

Thanks Ed for your recent comments. I'm so sorry I missed out on Karin's portrait swap because I was away. I'm glad to be back at painting and just submitted my latest challenge painting of the Jefferson Monument. Different Strokes challenges are so great, and have garnered some wonderful new relationships with fantastic painters like you!

Robin J Mitchell said...

Thanks for you comment about the portrait that I did. Coming from you means a lot. I love you work
Take Care
Robin J Mitchell

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Love the way the light falls on Karin's eyelashes. What a beautiful sense of light and shadow. It has such a private moment feeling.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

wonderful portrait!

jennifer woodburn said...

I love this painting that you did of Karin. You capture both light and expression so well. Thanks for visiting my blog.