Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Day 197

Mugshot: Linda N., 4 x 4 inch oil on panel
© 2013 Kathleen Coy

Next up in the Hilton Head Gang lineup, we have the lovely and talented Linda Nickles. (I love her marsh paintings - they make me want to go back to South Carolina!) I'm having so much fun painting little spots of color throughout the skin and then letting the eye blend them all together. These mugshots really exemplify what my painting-a-day challenge is all about - experimenting with color schemes, brushwork, and improving my skills through a daily discipline. This is one of my favorite paintings I've ever done. (Click on the picture to view larger.)


  1. Really love how you handle paint and how your portraits.... or should I say brushstrokes, don't reveal the dimensions! Well you know I'm so loving your work!

  2. I keep looking at all the layers of colors, as well as your brushstrokes. You are so damn talented, Kat! You captured all the features perfectly. How do you do it? Even my husband loved it... Awesome job!

  3. Thanks so much, Erika and Linda! So happy you love it, Linda!

  4. This is a wonderful little portrait!! Your colors and brushwork are just beautiful! Looks like Linda!