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Thursday, 8 January 2009

Carys, Oil on Card A3.


Carys my luvly daughter, shes probably going to be a better painter than me. And a better speller.

19 comments:

rob ijbema said...

sorry i haven't been around simon
such lovely new stuff (my loss)
i like your dark works but those water colors are a joy to watch...
beautiful job on the portrait...anything you can't paint?

Simon Jones said...

Thanks Rob, well portraits actually, dont look too closely, the crazy brushwork is a veneer that covers a raft of basic inadequacies, give me a building any day, nice simple planes, simple colours, people are unbelievably complex, and vary in colour all over their faces.

Robin Weiss said...

Great portrait Simon! Really beautiful work here!

Simon Jones said...

Thanks a lot Robin, love your work too.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Simon, this portrait is really beautifully done and captures that light that young skin absorbs. She is a lovely girl but it is your rendition that makes it an absolutely wonderful painting.

Simon Jones said...

Hi Sheila
thanks, I can sort of manage frothy pretty, I am after gravitas, well.. to burrow under the surface of reality, and get across those timeless moments like Hopper, de chirico and that Sheila Vaughn does.

Stephen Gardner said...

Beautiful work, great site.

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

So much is said by her expression. I love the muted tones, very wonderful painting.

rahina qh said...

beautiful work simon, such gentle brush strokes

Art with Liz said...

Beautiful portrait - she is lovely. I enjoyed your watercolours as well. Really nice blog - I'll keep following.

Simon Jones said...

Hi Stephen and Tina, really appreciate the support, its about 10 years since I did my last portrait, I was bored with painting so my wife "commissioned" this portrait, still haven’t been paid though

Simon Jones said...

Hi Rahina
Well the brushstrokes, most of what you can see is an overpainting of a straightforward painting with a brush loaded with colour, the reasoning being to paint over everything that looks awkward with a slightly brighter colour.

rahina qh said...

you make it sound so easy! thanks for that. r.

Bill Brauker said...

Lovely portrait Simon. The love you have for her clearly shows through.

Carys Jones said...

I love it :)
thanks dad xx

Simon Jones said...

Thanks Carys now tidy your room.

Alvaro Peña said...

que bonito

Simon Jones said...

grazia Alvaro

Welshwalker said...

My how she's grown!
Wonderful portrait BTW.
Chris