Different Strokes Year-end Challenge

This is the second year I've participated in the "Different Strokes for Different Folks" year-end challenge. It's just so much fun to see how all the artists interpret each other. Karin Jurick, amazing artist, generously coordinates the exchange of photographs. I immediately recognized the photo I was given as a lovely and sweet woman in a painting group I'm part of here in Austin. So the pressure was a bit extra. I don't think I've made this look as beautiful as she is, but I think I've created a fun and lively painting. I hope she likes it!

8" x 10" oil on canvas
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  1. I love the bright and bold look of this painting. If your painting pal is bubbly and full of life, I think you've captured her perfectly!

  2. Definitely bold and lively! The eyes and smile convey a lot. You paint with the colors I mean to use all the time. I'm going to resolve to use more Kate Colors in the new year!

  3. OH I love the fun and lively look you gave her. Fabulous piece with so much zest.

  4. I love your style and color in this one...wish I could be so bold! I checked your blog and fell in love with your dog portraits too.

  5. exuberant and fun, Kate! Lots of personality.

  6. Whoo Whoo Kate, I sure look happy. I think you have painted my personality to a tee. It was fun to do that challenge, I hope you like my portrait of you also.

  7. Hi Rae! I commented on your blog about the great painting you did of me - and would love to swap paintings if you want to also!


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