Lillian: Portrait Experiment in Digital Oils

Lillian by Karen Gadient, 2014

Another attempt at loose portraiture. Still not allowing myself to get truly sloppy with the brush, but I like how this one came out. Lillian is a character in a story idea I had that never got written. Maybe someday. Well, at least if characters don’t get words on a page, they can still have color on a canvas.

What is either a picture or a novel that is not character? — Henry James

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12 responses to “Lillian: Portrait Experiment in Digital Oils

  1. A picture is worth a thousand words…Maybe it’s good that you didn’t write this character. The art work is fabulous!

  2. Oh, I love this, Karen! Do lots more like it. I used to think your mosaics were my favorite–now it’s your oils.

  3. I think you got quite sloppy with the brush, but she looks good, I love her eyes, they really draw you in! I’ve never thought of painting the characters in your mind – good idea! 🙂

  4. Amazing! She looks like a friend of mine 😉

  5. Its hard to take your eyes off it. Well done 🙂

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