Friday, July 24, 2009

Carey G



A portrait commission I recently finished for some friends in Florida. Carey is an exceptionally gifted musician. Her vocal ability ranges from folk to opera, and she is has an amazing command of both styles. I was privileged enough to hear a couple songs from Carey when I was in Florida getting reference material for this painting. Now if only UPS can actually deliver the piece that would be nice. As of now its lost in the abyss of lost packages somewhere between Utah and Florida.

16 comments:

Candace X. Moore said...

Justin, I'm curious...do you have a favorite part of this image? Is there an area you feel exceeded your expectations? TIA, Candace

justin said...

Candace, that's a good question. compositionally I dont have favorite part. I think it's pretty straight forward from a design perspective. I do really like how I laid the paint down though. Particularly the feet and the face. Sometimes it just works right, and seems to flow better than expected. The feet. I say the feet.

jamieBEE said...

JuStin you never cease to AMAZE me!! This piece is magnificent!!

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Tell me that package has been located, it makes me sick thinking about it!
I love your work, Justin, it warms my soul, has since I first saw it.

Jendar said...

this is so beautiful.

p.s. are you coming to nyc any time soon?

Jendar said...

WHAT???? WHAT??? I did not know you were engaged! and with Sunny! she is fabulous! i mean, i just met her that one time for the painting but I really think she is wonderful. man, I am super excited for you. I did not know. I just didnt. so I am glad I found out before you getting married. please come visit. you both are more than welcome to stay at my place.

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Beautiful portrait, Justin.
I had a similar experience last year with a portrait commission. It finally showed up and just in time for the client to depart with it to India. From now on, I use FedEx.
Hope it turns up.
Keep sharing your work.

David Kassan said...

awesome painting!

David Larson Evans said...

Great paintings we just need more faster.lol

Gary Keimig said...

Great work. Great blog.
Love what you have done on this piece.

Carey said...

Hey Justin!
We just got the painting back from the framer, and I absolutely love it. You're so talented! Thank you so so much :) Hope you're doing well, and good luck with everything!

Carey G

David Parker said...

Great painting!

krystyna81 said...

phew! I'm so glad that gorgeous painting arrived :)

Scarlet Verdeja said...

really nice painting

an illdressed foolishwise said...

Hey! I remember when this was just an idea in your head... It turned out lovely.. just as expected!

fazrul arhan said...

I thought it's a photo..look so real and alive!! really great painting..i like shadow at left hand side..so cool.