Monday, May 29, 2006

First Portrait





11X14
Acrylic on Hardboard
2001

This is my first attempt at painting portraits (5 years ago). Also, this is my first acrylic painting. Since then I have been using acrylic for most of my works.

20 comments:

Ujwala said...

your first portrait is truly impressive. when did you start painting?

the heartful blogger said...

Very impressive indeed, lovely!!!

nirmala said...

Luvley potrait u hve captured the naughty look in her eyes and smile also,grt work arvindh!

Jo said...

Wonderful Aravindh!!! Be it landscapes or portraits, you are a very talented person.

Suji said...

Wow! Good work. How did you manage to capture that look? Did she pose for you, or u painted using a photograph as reference?

meghjanmi said...

how did u ever get a child to sit..
u have caught her impish smile and mischevious look perfectly..

Mad Guru said...

Interesting to see different styles. Portraits can be a lot of fun! Nice contrast in this piece.

Balaji S Rajan said...

A portrait too good to be considered as first. You have brought the innocence of the child very beautifully.

arvindh said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments!

Ujwala,
I have always been sketching and dabbling in paints. I think my first oil painting was done when I was 14 or so.

Suji,
This was painted from a photograph I took. She is such a lively person - always full of energy and fun. I owe the appeal of this portrait to her vibrant personality.

Rose said...

I lud it.. I luvd her shy smile..

Who is she?

U have an amazing talent...

:)

..Me

arvindh said...

Thank you rose. She is a close family friend's daughter.

JO said...

She's beautiful. Lovely painting.

haze mcelhenny said...

this is wonderful work - you should be very proud of your first efforts.

letile said...

nice portrait- I like her smile-
Thanks for your comments, BTW-

F L E E said...

FIRST ATTEMPT?!
impressive!
thanks for stopping by at my blog, see you at the next IF!

carla said...

This is really fine...I am impressed that this is this first portrait you did! I love the earthy colors and the wonderful treament of light on the face:>

Tony LaRocca said...

A very pretty girl- you did a great job of capturing her and her spirit.

Natalia said...

i agree with them. she's lovely and so is the portrait...

newyorkette said...

I believe in portraits! I think you should try doing some celebrity portraits and if you get good at it, you could probably get them used in magazines or newspapers. There's always room for another portrait style. I certainly appreciate a good portrait instead of a photo, myself.

Krithi said...

Hey, haven't been here for sometime. Loved this portrait Arvind :-)