Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Waiting Patiently

It's been a while since I did anything for Karin Jurick's wonderful DSFDF blog, but love this guy sitting on his chair outside the office. I have called it 'Waiting Patiently' because it reminded me so much of all our refugees from Zimbabwe and points north, waiting and waiting outside the home office to get refugee status papers from our veeerrry sloooow government department.

I am not 100% happy with it and think I need to tone down the background somewhat, but because I've sent it on to Karin (hopefully in the correct format!) I thought I would post him here as well.


I have also been honoured with another award by the incredible animal portrait artist, Karie-Ann Cooper who lives an idyllic life in rural England! It is the Premio Meme Award and to be honoured in this way by this amazing artist is humbling.

I will in time, think of things to say about me that I haven't already said on my blog, although what Karie-Ann said about herself rings a lot of bells with me. Rather than send it on to individual people, I would dedicate this award to all those wonderful people I interact with on my blog - last count 76! All you amazingly talented artists out there, this one is for you!


25 comments:

Sharon Wright said...

You have certainly caught the 'fed up waiting' look about him, not only the expression on his face, but the slump of the whole body. Lovely painting, the colours also enhance the mood.

pencilportraits said...

He looks so patient, you've caught him waiting just perfectly, his demeanour is spot on Liz, and well done with the award, I love visiting your blog so it went to a worthy home.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

You have done a fantastic job on this Liz. You captured the mood so well. Your figure is so well done...I'd say this one is a great success on many levels!

Charlene Brown said...

You have captured the atmosphere and attitude of this challenge perfectly. First time through, I misread it as 'I am now 100% happy with it...' and I agreed completely!

Sheila said...

Congrats on your award Liz... you deserve it and more for your kindness, generosity and friendship. Love your challenge submission. I need to start mine!!!

Ajay Patil said...

congrats on well deserved award, guess soon you will have to strat another blog just to list awards you receive :)

Fábio Cembranelli said...

Hi Liz, congrats on your award, you award, I'm sure you deserve it.The portrait is excellent again,there's attitude here, the body expression is great!

Arti said...

Hi Liz I think his posture is quite good..you dont have to worry about this one, its good!BTW, I will wait for your pooch portrait for James' blog! This must be your favourite subject:)
Congrats for the award..you deserve it!

Cathy Gatland said...

Very beautifully painted Liz - I like that background! Aren't the Zimbabweans so patient, and resilient in the face of all their troubles..? Thanks for the heads-up, I hadn't seen this DSFDF - hope I'll be able to give it a go.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Sharon, I thought this was a great pic. I know I'm going to do something to it though!


To have you as a blogger friend Karie Ann is my great fortune! Thank you for all your kindness and for the award.

Art with Liz said...

Thanks so much Saundra and am looking forward to more picture painting offerings from you???

Charlene that is so nice of you, but I can't say that I am happy - I find the whole painting too flat. It is rather big 22x30" - too much taken on?

Art with Liz said...

Wonderful generous Sheila, thank you so much. I look forward to seeing what you do with this fella.


Hi Ajay, this award belongs to you as well!

Art with Liz said...

One day when I grow up I want to paint like you Fabio! Thank you for the lovely comment.


Hi Arti, thank you and I still need to make a start on one of the doggies. Hopefully this week.

Art with Liz said...

The attitude and quiteness of this guy just made me think of all those refugees constantly lining up outside our home affairs office, Cathy. As a result I changed his nose ever so slightly to make him look less African American. But as I said to Sharon, I'm still going to fiddle!

Angela Elledge said...

Hi Liz-I think you did a great job with this challenge. I especially like the background and don't feel as though it needs to be toned down at all. In addition to the figure, I also love the metal chair, excellent highlights.

Thanks for visiting my blog, I try to go back and thank people, but I'm not always consistent.

Carol Horzempa said...

Congratulations on your award, Liz!

I think your background look great, brings out the blues. You did a great job on his hands and he really looks relaxed. Great Job!

Mark Bridges said...

Great painting of the dsfdf.

Barbara Pask said...

Nice, Love the blues. Nice that you connected with the image.

Claire said...

You've really got the posture of this gentleman down perfectly - well done!

Art with Liz said...

Ah Angela, just having someone of your talent visit and comment occasionally is more than enough for me. Thank you.

Oh wow Carol, I just had another look at your blog (have visited before) and if anything, you have got this guy's face absolutely perfect. So thank you so much for your visit here and wonderful compliment.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you so much Mark and I wish I could paint landscapes like you do! (You don't have a follower panel so I will just have to remember to visit your blog)


Thank you so much Barbara - like you always say, I think I'm going to fiddle!

Art with Liz said...

Gosh Claire, thank you for your kind words. I can't seem to find your blog? Am I being IT challenged?

Gwen Bell said...

Great job on this, Liz! The figure looks great. I particularly like the area around his hands. I also like the contrasting brick color you used for the background rather than the grayish tones in the reference.

dominique eichi said...

very nice entry for DSFDF

José said...

Hi,

Excellent pose and expression.
One of your best in here.
You did a good job on those values.

Best regards,

José