Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Venetian

oil 9.5"x7.5"

This is for Liz Holm whose Flying Moleskin subject matter is portraits. This elegant look woman was spotted on one of our travels, she was taking a vaporetto (water bus) in Venice and her features were so striking I just had to take a photo of her.

21 comments:

L.Holm said...

Am speechless, Edward! She is so gorgeous. That hair..those cheekbones! Wow! I just stopped in at the moleskins to see if there was a post. A real stunner. Thank you so much. I think my favorite part is the expression you've captured. Love this. molto grazie!!!

Sandrine said...

Edward, that's such a beautiful portrait.

Dana Cooper said...

She's beautiful Edward...very striking portrait.

Barb Hillier said...

This is so beautiful - so expressive, feel like I'm not just looking at a person but into her soul!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

This is a beautiful portrait Ed.
And Liz, she is very happy.
Cannot wait till I will have this book in my hand.

Gwen Bell said...

Fantastic work, Edward! She looks so regal. Beautiful skin tones and you've given her face so much character with such nice lines around the cheekbones and eyes. I also love the way everything around her is in tones of gray or brown. Excellent work!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

That is AWSOME!
tweedles

dominique eichi said...

I just wanted to confirm ....... this is oil, yes ?
Fabulous expression.

Rishi Kapil said...

Nice composition Edward , like the expression , aunties bag looks smart.......nice portrait

jeannette said...

You caught the expression on her face very nicely!

Cathyann said...

You've capture an intense moment in her life very well, Edward. Looks like Liz is pleased:-)

Karen Bruson said...

Nice sense of light. Great portrait.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Lovely subtle colors all fit together so well. Beautiful classic profile.

Ann Rogers said...

Just lovely, Edward! And just the look I would expect to see in Venice.

Vern Schwarz said...

Ed, fabulous painting for Liz. She has a great look, and I love the coat.

Judy P. said...

Lovely portrait; I like the way you handled her skin, hair, and even that herringbone coat pattern!

Manon Doyle said...

Wow!! What a beautiful portrait Edward. Your work is always an inspiration to me!!

Arti said...

Gorgeous portrait,Edward.You brought out her character!Very beautiful.

sam said...

Nicely done Edward!

Lori Bonanni said...

Edward, Well done! I think you have captured her features well!

Judy Mackey said...

Fantastic, Edward.