Staring into April's Face by Carmen Holly

Inspired by :

“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is.
And when you’ve got it, you want –
oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want,
but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”

Mark Twain

Face painted in Corel Painter. Used the Grainy Blender to blend on this one. I really like the grainy blender. Had the color of skin too yellow so put it in Photoshop & gave it some cross processing. Then a soft blur & gave it a sandstone texture. This seemed to even out the skin tone a bit for me.

Thank you for looking.

FEATURED ~ Freedom to Shine 4-18-2010
FEATURED ~ !Inspired Art! 4-28-2010


  • PBWright
    PBWrightalmost 5 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous! No doubt about it!

  • Thank YOU so very much! Hugz Carmen

    – Carmen Holly

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunalmost 5 years ago

    Just beautiful Carmen

  • Thank You Trudy! Hugz Carmen

    – Carmen Holly

  • canonman99
    canonman99almost 5 years ago


  • Very appreciated! Hugz for looking & posting.

    – Carmen Holly

  • frogster
    frogsteralmost 5 years ago

    Such a beautiful portrait

  • Thank You so Much Frogster. A major compliment coming from you who does faces so well.

    – Carmen Holly

  • serendip
    serendipalmost 5 years ago

    The tones in your faces are so delicate. I love these lips. Beautiful!.

  • Thank You. What a wonderful compliment. I really worked those lips over. They were much larger at first & the eyes…I had three different versions. This was all started back in the winter. Been working at it on & off till I just had to stop with this version. Cropped from the full view face. Hugz for you close observations.

    – Carmen Holly

  • Jing3011
    Jing3011almost 5 years ago

    Dramatic and beautiful

  • Thank You, Jing.

    – Carmen Holly

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonalmost 5 years ago

    Wow!!! As soon as my eyes saw this image, it was instant admiration for it and your talent!! Extremely well done :)


  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonalmost 5 years ago

  • Thank YOU so much Roger. It is so wonderful to have this Featured.
    Painting is always a lot of work..never easy to least for me. I really appreciate your liking it. Hugz Carmen

    – Carmen Holly

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago

    marvelous work

  • Thank You Scott. Hugz Carmen

    – Carmen Holly

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7almost 5 years ago

    A wonderful image Carmen, and well processed. Beautiful. Thought you might like to know there’s a new group you might be interested in…Beautiful Weeds. I know how you love grasses, teasels and other weed varieties, and thus figured this would be right down your alley. Sorry, don’t know how to provide an active link, otherwise would’ve done it for you. Hope all is well. Hugz, Ron

  • Thank You so much Ron & I really appreciate the info on the Beautiful Weeds Group..I will be seeing you there. All is Well here & hope there for you too. Hugz Carmen

    – Carmen Holly

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