Wednesday, February 9, 2011

"Addie"

Not For Sale

I have painted too many still lifes, and I hope you don't get bored with them. For a change, my today's painting is a portrait. I did it on Monday night at my friend Eric's studio. Addie is a very beautify high school student. She came to Eric's home as a baby sitter that night. It has happened that our model could not come. After all the children went to bed. Addie sat for us as first time modeling. She is a very good model. Her facial features are perfect. As a still life painter, I don't know human anatomy enough. However with a perfect model like Addie, I had a very easy ride. I like this portrait a lot. So I am going to keep it for a while.

26 comments:

Randi said...

Wow Qiang this is really beautiful - !! -

Carol Blackburn said...

Yes, it is very beautifully painted. Maybe she has a new career as a model.

Kim VanDerHoek said...

Wow, this is just stunning! I would hold onto it too. Very beautiful.

Painter and Poet Gallery said...

This portrait is stunning. I think you should seriously think about doing lots more portraits. Wonderful!

Rosa said...

I love this portrait! I chose it as my favorite painting today on my blog, rosaspicks.wordpress.com. I hope you'll come by and check it out! Thanks, Rosa

Lesley Naomi Grindlay said...

This is beautiful! I agree u should do more portrait and figure. If u can paint a still life well, u can paint anything well - after all, they're all just shapes :)

usetty said...

It looks like you have always been a portrait aritist. Really cool portrait.

carol morgan carmichael said...

Sso much beauty and character. You make it look easy.

Candylei said...

I love your portrait paintings. So artsy and painterly!

Jala Pfaff said...

Great job, Qiang.

Judy Jones said...

Absolutely gorgeous! If it calls to you, follow this path.

nobody said...

Beautiful!

shivanand khanore said...

this is beautiful painting.i like u r blog....

Valérie Pirlot said...

Beautiful! I love the soft skin and the golden effects in the hair.... Thanks for sharing!

Daknee said...

I am a young artist learning how to use oils and seeing your work everyday is truly inspiring

Donna said...

You never cease to amaze me! I love this piece! Thanks for sharing!

Shirley Peters said...

Beautiful girl, and a beautiful painting Qiang. I don't blame you for not selling it... it's a 'keeper'.

Susan Roux said...

It's wonderful. I love the colors you used.

julie davis said...

Qiang, you are masterful. This is gorgeous.

RUDHI - Chance said...

A golden flower!

Evhe said...

touching of beauty...

Susan Liles said...

I paint portraits a lot and I must say you did an excellent job on this portrait for not having painted portraits very often.

QA said...

This writer visits you regularly, for inspiration, and joy. In all relams. this portrait is exquisite.
portraits and people, keep doing them. Thank you for keeping your spirit alive as you spend so many hours traveling, working, painting, and daily chores as well. All the best, Lindy

Leslee Hare said...

Strikingly beautiful! you capture so well her thoughtfulness. I love the spontaneity of your brushwork!

Sam said...

Very, very nice. Great job, realy!

J Joy Nocifora said...

Stunning! I can feel your agony throughout this beautiful composition. The color contasts (red and pink) against the neutral tones are striking! Love it!!