Once in a while you come across a painter’s work of art and say Wow! But there are very few artists whose works continually go beyond the wow-factor and make you want to linger around a bit more than usual. Carol Nelson is one of them. I admire her works which are so strikingly beautiful… and sometimes get inspiredd too.
Carol is going strong with her 100 Paintings in 100 Days Marathon. She is accepting your portrait photographs, to translate them into 6 x 6 paintings in her favorite Fauvian style.
I had sent her three photos of the three different people hoping that she may selects at least one. She liked all the entries and may take time to decide which one she would like to paint. But paint one, she will. I am more than excited about it. I can’t wait to see how she is going to translate these slice-of-life photos of these 3 lovely people and beautiful souls who have me humbled and happy, onto a 6 X 6 masterpiece.
Want your portrait done?
You can send her bust length photographs of the subject you want painted and it can include yours. She is skimming through many photos that have been sent to her by her art admirers but would prefer the kinds of shots that have more depth, light play, shadows, and a striking story to tell. Flat flashed photos on face are not really exciting to her. Here is the link to her blog post which clearly spells out the eligibility criteria. It is very easy to go for it. If you like her paintings, made from the photo you have sent to her on gessoboard or MDF panel, you can buy them too.
One thing I know for sure is that I will, once again, be amazed. To see the photo translated onto a canvas, through the artist’s creative eye, will be quite an experience.
I would say, experience it yourself. See some of her finest works on display and for sale here