Saturday, March 31, 2012

The mayor, new oil portrait



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For a local exhibition at the end of April I painted this portrait of our mayor.
The painting is currently in the 'staring at' fase, I put it aside so I can casually glance at it when I'm in my studio. A painting is never finished, only abandoned..

'The mayor', oil on canvas, 60x40cm, no longer available

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14 comments:

Peter Brown said...

You're really nailing these portraits Erik - I really like this one.

Erik van Elven said...

Thank you Peter! I really enjoy doing these, going to check out your blog now, I'm a little behind.

Arto Isotalo said...

That's a great portrait, Erik! You've been improving a lot lately.

Erik van Elven said...

Thanks Arto! I've been practicing really hard lately, good to hear it shows :)

Jane said...

Fabulous portrait, I wouldn't know what to do more, but I know that fase..always something to correct or improve! Have a nice weekend!

Erik van Elven said...

:) Thanks Jane, have a nice weekend!

hmuxo said...

OK!! I'm speechless with this one, Erik. I love it.! You are getting better with every portrait you paint! Fantastic piece!

Erik van Elven said...

Thank you Hilda, what a sweet thing to say!

Lokelani Forrest said...

Bravo Eric, this portrait is very well done and shows the man's personality.

Erik van Elven said...

Thank you Lokelani!

Sandra Heading said...

Gees ' you Dutch know your stuff eh!!!cONgRATS

SH

Erik van Elven said...

:) thank you Sandra..

Sophie said...

This is fantastic! Prachtig werk Erik.

Erik van Elven said...

Dank je wel Sophie!

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