Favorite Male Actor #1 .. Russell Crowe by Carmen Holly

Favorite Male Actor #1 .. Russell Crowe by 

Inspired by
wonderful water colors.. here on Red Bubble.
I wanted to try my hand at water color painting in Corel Painter 11. My Own textures added in PaintShop Pro 12.
I Have to THANK again Red Bubble & ALL who voted for me in the Corel Painter 11 Challenge to win the Painter 11…with my "Watching Every Move " portrait.
I am sooo loving this program.
I loved my first try with it in 2003 when I got the Essentials with my Wacom Tablet..now I have the fun of 11. Learn new things each time I use it.

Featured ~ Inspired Art 3-20-2011


  • Clare Colins
    Clare Colinsabout 4 years ago

    nice work Carmen

  • Thank you so much Clare.

    – Carmen Holly

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    Carmen I love the broodiness you have conveyed here- beautiful characterization! Congratulations!

  • Thank YOU so very Much. I was hoping that it would come across just that way.

    – Carmen Holly

  • Jan Pudney
    Jan Pudneyabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous interpretation of Russ, Carmen. He’s one of my favourites, too and I love how you’ve managed to capture the sensitivity that he so often portrays in his films.

  • Thank YOU Jan. I really wanted to do justice to his face & Paul’s style of painting. His face was a pleasure to work with..that look has so much feel & as you say sensitivity. Just love this guy & all his movies. You made my day that it came across as I hoped.

    – Carmen Holly

  • jatro
    jatroabout 4 years ago

    love the spirit. great work! :)

  • Thank you so much, Jatro!

    – Carmen Holly

  • Cabisha
    Cabishaabout 4 years ago

    Hi Deja, why do you have a painting from Paul on your Portfolio ??? LOL
    Woooooohoooooo!!!! Stunning !!!!!!! Did you have lessons from him? Geezzzz. you are amazing ! It’s a pity I don’t know how the person looks like, so I don’t know if it looks good.
    But your other painting was perfect, so I think this will be perfect too !!
    Congratulations with the birth of your aquarel baby, it’s delivered very well !!!!!!!
    Ofcourse a FAV for me.
    Love ya. Connie

  • OH Connie, Thank you my friend for you wonderful compliment. You must see some of Russell’s movies girl! I am honored that you think this is one of Paul’s works. His are soooo awesome & to get anything near his is an honor. Big Hugz for the Faving!

    – Carmen Holly

  • Marriet
    Marrietabout 4 years ago

    Now that’s sexy. ") Great job on this!

  • Thank YOU! With that face… couldn’t go wrong. He has the look.

    – Carmen Holly

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsabout 4 years ago

    My oh My !!!! what a fabulous portrait of Russel , Love the purple & blue hues Carmen !
    Just simply a Captivating work of Art ! I so wish my signature was at the base to this Stunner.

    Wow , I just noticed your lovely kind words, I’m honored , That’s such a lovely kind gesture, I thank you so so much , Your the Talented one "!…… a slightly blushing Paul xx

  • Thank you so MUCH! You have inspried me to try a new style & learn.
    I think your signature should be at the base..for it is really your spirit that created it!
    Big Hugz to you Paul. I have learned a new way of painting..no…it is YOU the creator of this style that is the talented one!
    Hugz for your Kindness.
    PS: I have now added your link so everyone can see your wonderful works that inspired this.

    – Carmen Holly

  • rottenpunk
    rottenpunkabout 4 years ago

    nice work! love it..

  • Thank YOU so very much.

    – Carmen Holly

  • Manana11
    Manana11about 4 years ago

    it’s awesome image and really looks like Loveringarts’ s( I looove his works!)

  • Thank YOU..Yes..isn’t Paul’s work so wonderful. A honor if I came close to his. Hugz for looking & posting.

    – Carmen Holly

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamabout 4 years ago

    Lovely work, the tones and textures are great and I can definitely see Paul’s influence. Beautiful stuff!

  • Thank YOU, Damienne. Paul’s works are sooo good. I would love to acheive that level. Hugz for looking & posting.

    – Carmen Holly

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