Sunday, December 14, 2008

Portrait of Angela in Progress

I've been working on this commission for a couple of weeks on and off and thought I'd go ahead and share it with you. Angela is the security guard where I work. She is a very hard working and talented woman. Besides working as security guard, she has her own Christian radio talk show in the afternoons and sings too. She is very involved with her church and community. I've enjoyed getting to know her.

This is a crop of the 11"x14" pastel on velour. I just scanned the middle of the portrait to post. I still have lots of bead work to do on her hat and suit - right now it is just the underpainting on that part. She saw it the other day and was thrilled with it so far.

Sister Hallelujah - Angela

9 comments:

Regina Calton Burchett said...

This looks great so far, Karen. I don't do portraits, but have heard that hats and teeth are very difficult - good work!

Karen Hargett said...

Hi Regina - thanks so much. Teeth are hard - but she has such a great smile so couldn't do one without her teeth showing.

Dianne Mize said...

Bravo, Karen! When she first appeared on my Google Reader my first response was "WOW". You have really brought her to life. Dianne

Karen Hargett said...

Hey Dianne! That is a nice response ;-) Thank you.

Toni said...

The portrait looks absolutely awesome.
You should be very pleased with it. And I know your client will be also.

Barbara Pask said...

Hey Karen, Nice to see you do a portrait. It is looking really wonderful, I bet she is pleased with it. Thanks for posting your progress photo, can't wait to see it finished.

Karen Hargett said...

Thanks Toni - I was a little intimidated when I started but I'm liking the outcome.

Hi Barb - thanks. Not sure when I will finish it - but will certainly post it when I do.

Susan Carlin said...

Terrific start, Karen! I want to see your progress on this one... I hope you'll post the images!

Karen Hargett said...

Thanks Susan! I'll post them all when I finish. I have one or two from the very beginning that I could add when finished to give a little more progression. Thanks for stopping by.