Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Portrait Study

13 comments:

PAT MEYER -- said...

You are so talented. I love studying your work. It is a great body of wonderful exceptional work. Thank you for sharing it all with us.

Carolyn Finnell said...

Your work is so beautiful it is heartbreaking. It leaves me breathless.

Fongwei said...

Hi Pat Meyer and Carolyn, thank you for your comments, I would like to sharing more my paintings here.

Anne said...

Truly beautiful - you are my inspiring person of the day. I have my MFA, have laid down my brushes for my young family, and have honestly been wondering lately if I could pick up where I left off. If only I can do it as well as you have!

Fongwei said...

Thank you Anne, I believe you will pick up your brushes some day because I could feel that you love it!

B. said...

Don't know if you're familiar with the painter, Frank Duveneck but this reminds me of his "Guard of the Harem" It has the same feel and texture. Check it out!

Fongwei said...

I know him, a great artist, his "Whistling Boy" is one of my favorite. Thank you for remind that!

ASHOK said...

lovely color & stroke application awesome.....i had good time here
waiting for your next painting ..
Thanks

Fongwei said...

Thank you Ashok, I am glad you like my painting!

Jala Pfaff said...

This is INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!

Jala Pfaff said...

P.S. My mouth is still dropped open from awe at this portrait. My goal is to one day be able to do such lovely portraiture! I think this may be the best portrait I have ever seen. I believe you need to enter this into any portrait contest--you will win.

How long did you spend painting this?

Fongwei said...

Jala, thank you for the encouragement! It was a one day pose, about 4 to 5 hours.

Jala Pfaff said...

That is INSANELY good for that amount of time! WOW!!!