Saturday, December 19, 2009

DSFDF Portrait Challenge - Akiko

Akiko
14"x11" oil on canvas
This is my contribution to Karin Jurick's Different Strokes From Different Folks year end portrait swap challenge. The portrait is of Akiko Watanabe.

68 comments:

Tracie Brown said...

what a beautiful subject! stunning. you did a wonderful job edward!!

Kari Tirrell said...

Great job, Edward! That looks like it was fun to paint.

Cathyann said...

Stunning work, Edward!!! But then I had no doubts.

Terry Krysak said...

Brilliant work!!!!
Well done.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

I will add yet another "stunning", Edward...you always raise the bar!

dominique eichi said...

Wow....... 2 masters together .... one painting one posing and vis a versa, it cant get better than that.
BRAVO

adebanji said...

Simply Dramatic!

Millie said...

What a stunning portrait! The subject is so colorful and beautiful, just wow!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Just beautiful, Edward. Great color contrasts, and I really feel that I can sense her persona. This is one of those paintings that would look great on anyone's wall...it has beauty and intrigue. Love it.

Carol Horzempa said...

Wow...absolutely beautiful, Edward!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I hate to be redundant, but my first thought when I saw your magnificent painting was "stunning". This is so beautifully painted, and a joy to look at!

Gwen Bell said...

This is beautifully painted, Edward. But then, I wouldn't expect anything less from you. You continue to amaze and delight!

Carol Nelson said...

OMG Edward. Such a stunning portrait done in classic style. One of the best out of a field of fabulous portraits.

Alice Thompson said...

Edward, I love your portrait of Akiko.

Angela Elledge said...

Breathtaking, absolutely beautiful...so glad you were selected to paint this photo!

Rishi Kapil said...

She look so stunning , great work , Edward

jeannette stgermain said...

Oh how coincidental - I know (another)Akiko -I wonder if it's a pretty common Japanese name.
The painting of Akiko is wonderfully cuaght!

AutumnLeaves said...

This is beautiful, Edward!

Debbie said...

Simply beautiful!!! What a lovely portrait.

Michelle said...

Wow...it's breath-taking, Edward! What a beautiful, cherished portrait. Love seeing Akiko dressed up in her kimono, too.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

I feel truly speechless. I stared at that in awe for a good 5 minutes... no words for the mastery. It is the most beautiful portrait I think I have ever seen, rivals the best Sargents. I think I need to do the deep to-the-floor bow to you, Edward.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

WOW what a portrait!
A tuff challenge and you did a great job Edward.

Judy P. said...

Wow- simply gorgeous, especially the kimono detail!

Kerri Settle said...

This is beautiful, and I bet it was a delight to approach this reference. Just gorgeous.

artbyakiko said...

Wow! Edward, I'm speechless. You have done such a great job. I submitted this old picture of mine in Kimono because it is very special to me. You made it even more special. I cannot thank you enough. You really made my day!! Thank you so much. :-)

L.Holm said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Edward. Akiko and your painting of her--breathtaking!

Pam Holnback said...

Absolutely wonderful portrait.

Sonia said...

Outstanding, perfect in every detail!

Málaga said...

Congratulations!!

Mona said...

Wow! It's wonderful to see two blogger friends' portraits of each other, and you did such an elegant painting of Akiko! I love seeing her in this gorgeous kimono!!

maria kovalenko leysens said...

another wow, another stunning, another wonderful!!!!!

Lauren Maurer said...

Oh wow. This is just great!

Sandrine said...

Wow!..is the word!

Ann Rogers said...

Edward, You were the perfect choice to receive this photo, and you definitely lived up to the task. This is a beautifully executed portrait! Bravo!

Pattie Wall said...

Breathtaking, Edward! She is lovely in her traditional wear! Nice one!

Rosemary said...

You must have been thrilled to receive this photo! What a wonderful portrait of a beautiful lady! Dominique said it so well - "two masters" - you and Akiko!
Great job!

Marilyn M. King said...

Wow! from me too! Awesome work, Edward! So glad you got each other to paint and both of your rewarded for your efforts!

beckielboo said...

It's all been said so beautifully, but I still want to add how beautifully you captured Akiko and wasn't she a dream-come-true for a protrait!
Beckie

Kristen Reitz-Green said...

Incredible job here Edward. What a lovely portrait!

Tammy Hext said...

Absolutely beautiful portrait Edward - it is stunning. Great job.

The Bull said...

You did an amazing job on this! Fabulous work! Hope you a happy holiday!

Dean H. said...

This is excellent work in every way, my friend! Gorgeous painting technique!

Terri Buchholz said...

Hey Edward - what they said! Really I bet you enjoyed painting this. It's a lovely piece.

Vern Schwarz said...

Ed, you really pulled off another great one here. Akiko looks resplendent in her traditional garb, and you captured it perfectly.

Kim Ratigan said...

Wonderful! Beautifully painted Edward!

James Parker said...

Ed, this is nothing short of PHENOMENAL. And Akiko's return portrait of you makes this pairing of artists for the DSFDF Challenge the absolute tops. I am so taken away by both of you that I blurbed and linked you on my blog as something that needs to be seen and appreciated. Have a joyous Christmas and drop by for some holiday cheer.

David Larson Evans said...

Great job one of the best Happy Holidays.

Nancy Everett said...

This is a very striking portrait. Good job!

Bobbi Heath said...

What more is there to say, you both did a masterful job! I love the color and how contemporary the portrait feels, while still respecting the traditional. Magnificent!

FCP said...

Lovely, Edward!

Violetta Smith said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Mitzi Easley said...

Really amazing Edward. You captured her expression so well. Just charming!

Art By Erika said...

WOOHOO another show stopper Edward! You also have a lovely partner congrats to both! And Happy New Year!

Diane Morgan said...

Adding another WOW to the long list. I always wait with great anticipation to see what your painting will be. This was so amazing. What an incredible talent you are! Beautifully done.

Edward Burton said...

I want to thank everyone for all of your wonderful comments, they are very much appreciated.

Dyanne Parker said...

You are an amazing artist. She is beautiful. Such talent.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Whoa! Edward! Amazing! I'm *almost* speechless! love it, love it, love it!

Teresa said...

Simply Amazing! WOW!

Sheila said...

Sorry I'm so late in commenting on this OUTSTANDING portrait of Akiko. You most definitely captured her serenity and quiet beauty. You probably had the most challenging assignment but you sailed through it
like a hot knife in butter. I'm honored to know such a gifted artist. All the best to you and Kim in 2010 my friend!

c.gillespie said...

Beautiful work, Edward!

lilly piri said...

It's beautiful, I wish I could put down brushstrokes like that!

Nancy Medina said...

One of your best, among all your masterpieces, Ed!

sam said...

Aww wow! Love the subtle colours, she looks great)

Megha Chhatbar said...

Absolutely breathtaking painting...! No words to express how beautifully you have done it!

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tami hort said...

One of my favorites A fabulous portrait!

Maggie Mayer said...

Wow Edward! That's amazing. Very nice.

Marian Fortunati said...

WOW

lunardancer said...

An authentic Japanese geisha! You have captured the uniqueness and drama typical of these wonderfully ornate japanese lady.