Monday, March 21, 2011

by Claire Beadon Carnell

Oil  7 x 5

I did this painting as part of the Daily Paintworks
'The Lincoln Challenge'.  I've always thought that
Lincoln had such a haunted, tragic countenance, and I was
hoping to catch that in doing this portrait of him.  It's not all
that difficult to understand why he looked as though he
carried the weight of the world on his shoulders.
I chose to paint him using only burnt umber, ultramarine blue
 and white as part of the 'black and white' aspect of the challenge.

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Claire Beadon Carnell
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L Young said...

eerie and hauntingly realistic.

AutumnLeaves said...

Awesome job, Claire, and beautiful use of only three colors to bring this to life. I've always thought Lincoln was a handsome man and I still do.

Pat Koscienski said...

Great job, Claire. You captured his features well.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you Linda, Sherry and Pat.

Mary Anne Cary said...

This is such a great job! Love how you handled the colors!


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