Monday, July 14, 2008

my brother

We had a good old fashioned family reunion a few weeks ago here in Maine. It was wonderful to have the whole family together, again. This is my brother, James, the youngest of us three kids.  I decided that tonight's quick sketch before bed would be a watercolor portrait—MY FIRST.  James has a great look with that hat and moustache. 

20 comments:

Spinneretta said...

great portrait... you did a wonderful job!

carolsartblog said...

Really nice, and you kept it loose even when it was something new!

MaryO said...

He's a very handsome young man, and you've done well by him! Nice work!

Carol C said...

My gosh! This was your quick before bed thing?!!! I'd have had to work my courage up for days to tackle a portrait....and would not have done nearly as well as you did!!Excellent!!

SCquiltaddict said...

very nice...love the hat and the shadow from the hat

Lisalou said...

Whoaaaa! I'll say he has a GREAT look...oh my. Woops...sorry...I forgot he's your brother!

Stephanie said...

you shoud be very proud! great job in your first non pet portrait! way to go!

genxsters said...

This is a lovely portrait. Watercolor portraits are such a challenge. Nice work!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

I expect you'll get bids on HIM as well as the painting. Dreamy!

seesue said...

Terrific portrait Jennifer! Love the way you handled the shadow cast by his hat.

kazumiwannabe said...

Oh, wow! what a beautiful brother - I mean, portrait! Both are great, really... I can't believe you did that as a "quick sketch before bed"!

PNH said...

Bet you'll be doing more people portraits, wonderful job.

Deb said...

Handsome brother....beautiful portrait!

Arty Velarde said...

Hi
I nominated you for this little blog award. You can see it here:

http://artyvelarde.blogspot.com/2008/07/yesterday-i-found-out-that-mark-hill-at.html

Lydia

Sandy said...

Very well done and a handsome brother!

betty said...

All I can say is "WOW" Jen! It leaves me breathless! Great job!

Shirley said...

Wonderful portrait painting! What a treasure....

africantapestry said...

Ah, I remeber seeing this one on the superblog, Jennifer! thanks for the link...funny, the link is exactly the same as the one I have, but this new one works, the old one not at all!
This portrait is beautifully done...your first one? I will never let you see MY first one!!
Ronell

Anetka said...

Beautiful portrait Jennifer:) I like the hat and shadow on his face...also interesting colours. You make it look sooo effortless

Jennifer Lawson said...

Thank you all for your kind comments on the portrait of my brother. It was a challenge as I sat on the bed with my small travel palette, waterbrush and a photo of him taken a few weeks ago.

I'm not sure if it was my drawing or my brother that caught your eye, but thanks again. Also, he is single...