Wednesday, December 31, 2008

DSFDF-NOT FOR SALE


I am sure most of you are aware of Karin Jurick and her fun and instructive blog "Different Strokes from Different Folks". The end of the year challenge was to send a photo of yourself to her and she would send you a photo of an unknown (to us) artist. We would paint each others portrait and return it to Karin to post on her blog. This, of course, is my attempt to paint a very beautiful lady who was unfortunate enough to have her photo sent to me.

If by chance, this unknow artist, should happen to find my blog, view her portrait, and wish to obtain it, her wish can come true! Just send me your name and address and I will be happy to send it to you at no charge.

I want to say just a few words about Karin. I have always been astounded by her painting skills. Now I am even more astounded by her willingness to take on this additional work with, as far as I can tell, no benefit for herself. Well, she does get lots of publicity among us artists but maybe not so much outside of the blogging and artists communities. I find it to be completely giving of her to take the time and effort required to run this blog, and post all of our blogs under our entries week after week. She is also very willing to share advise with us. If there is one thing we need more of, positive role models is near the top of the list and Karin has proven herself to be one. So, thank you Karin! I only hope that were I in your position, I would be as willing as you to share.

PS:  This lovely lady is Annie Salness from Oregon, a wonderful artist.  We have since exchanged our portraits.

15 comments:

Paula Villanova said...

I couldn't agree with you more Carol! I really enjoy checking her blog out and have even participated a few times but did not keep up with it. I'm not sure how she does it but I'm glad she does. BTW, I think your subject will be pleased with your painting of her!

Sharon Wright said...

Very nice portrait, mesmerising eyes. Agree wholeheartedly about Karin.

Sheila said...

Hi Carol! I just wanted to let you know I love your DSFDF portrait. The colors make her skin glow and her blue eyes pop! I also love your palmettos painting. What a challenge that must have been.

Erika Nelson said...

Looks like you captured a happy artist and her beauty too! She's a lucky one to hopefully obtain this portrait. :)

Marian Fortunati said...

Yes, she is an inspiration in many ways..

Love this portrait! This is a happy person, it seems.
Have a wonderful 2009!

artbyakiko said...

She is so beautiful! I just love her happy smile. You've done a great job on her portrait.

Art with Liz said...

Must also add my hear hear to your comments about Karin! By doing her DSFDF blog she has connected so many of us.

And your portrait is fantastic. What a lovely face!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I think this woman is LUCKY to have you paint her! It's wonderful! I'm sorry I didn't participate in that last 'challenge' (between a virus and Christmas I just couldn't do it!). And Karin is an inspiration, as well as a great person - I wish her every happiness!

Trevor Lingard said...

I`m sure this lady will be pleased with her portrait.
A lovely piece.
Regards
Trevor

Annie Salness said...

Hi Carol,
I'm the artist you painted and who is painting your portrait! I feel like we should be old friends after so many hours of scrutinizing your face and wondering about you. Thank you for your generous offer for the painting and I would love to have and extend the same offer to you! I whole-heartily agree about Karin. She is extremely generous and a positive role model. Thank yo for doing such a lovely painting of me and I hope you like yours as well.....when I finally finish it! I'll email you my address!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Carol, I love your painting of Annie...and other paintings on your site. Can't wait to really look at your blog!

Theresa Rankin said...

Carol..Bravo on your wonderful portrait!!! The smile is contagious!

CONRAD said...

Beautiful

CONRAD said...

Beautiful JUST Beautiful

artbyakiko said...

Beautiful and wonderful smile!!!

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