Watching Every Move ~ Painter Portrait by Carmen Holly

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Used several of the Blending Brushes. The Grainy Blender a favorite to use. Worked with several of the oil brushes to paint the background & add color & strokes to the face & beard. Then gave it a tone effect, lighting & surface texture.

Featured ~ My Model Mania 12-11-2011
Permanent Feature ~ Photo Painters 12-05-2010

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Third Place Win ~ Master Painters Challenge

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  • carol brandt
    carol brandtabout 4 years ago

    oh a very beautiful portrait painting carmen … love the colour palette and how cleverly you’ve done the expression, skin tones and beard.

  • Thank YOU Carol. I apprecite it very much. It was a chore to do..but a fun chore.
    Hugz Carmen

    – Carmen Holly

  • Cabisha
    Cabishaabout 4 years ago

    Brilliant & Outstanding digital painting, very impressive !! Your model has a very beautiful characteristic head and you nailed it perfectly
    I knew you are very talented, but this one exceeds my expectations
    Great work Deja and instant fav for me, ofcourse.
    All the best luck for the Challenge !!

  • Thank YOU Connie. You are so kind. Your opinion means so much. I am happy it exceeded your expectations! & you like the work. I did good. It was a real challenge for me. I wanted to make the old master…look like an Old Master.
    Hugz for the Faving! Carmen

    – Carmen Holly

  • -Whisper-
    -Whisper-about 4 years ago

    Really beautiful expression!

  • Thank You Whisper. I get that look now for almost 38 years..haha..I know it well.
    Appreciate you time to look& post.

    – Carmen Holly

  • southernvice
    southernviceabout 4 years ago

    You did a great job on this! :)

  • Thank You so very mcuh Nancy. It was fun work.
    The Painter is just such a great program.

    – Carmen Holly

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellabout 4 years ago


    Permanent Feature Page

  • Thank YOU Pat! It is an honor to have this as a Permanent Feature. Big Hugz Carmen

    – Carmen Holly

  • Ingz
    Ingzabout 4 years ago

    absolutely stunning!

  • Thank YOU!

    – Carmen Holly

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 4 years ago

    excellent work

  • Thank YOU so much!

    – Carmen Holly

  • southernvice
    southernviceabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your Featured Win in the New Masters Challenge!!

  • Thank YOU! What an honor to be in the TOP TEN!

    – Carmen Holly

  • Cabisha
    Cabishaabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations Carmen. Wow…Featured win at the TOP TEN in the New Masters Challenge !! That’s fantastic !! and soooo well deserved !!
    Hugs, Connie

  • Thank YOU so much Connie. It is truly a huge honor to be a Top Ten Finalist. There were so many entries & so much talent. Hugz Carmen

    – Carmen Holly

  • Chelsea Kerwath
    Chelsea Kerwathabout 4 years ago

    We’re runners-up! Woohoo!!!!! Great job!! :D

  • Thank You Chelsea.We did good… It is fun to be a winner from all those wonderful entries!

    – Carmen Holly

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