I usually like to keep my posts short and sweet...
but this time I just can't. :)
the above painting is part of collective 'thank you' to artist karin jurickfor her tireless effort in hosting the blog different strokes from different folks. 118 artists who normally participate in karin's monthly challenges were asked to paint her portrait as a thank you gift.
personally, my gratitude runs very deeply as I have admired and have been inspired by karin's work for several years now... not to mention my appreciation for all the wonderful artists I have had the pleasure of discovering and getting to know since becoming a participant. because of this blog, I can proudly say there is nothing quite as extraordinary as the artist community.
unfortunately though I am not happy with this portrait. I am actually quite embarrassed. karin is so much prettier than my painting and deserving of such a better homage than I was able to deliver. perhaps I can blame it on the fact I am not a portrait artist or perhaps I can blame it on the self imposed pressure I felt painting an artist I so admire... but the bottom line is I could have and should have done better.
but the sentiment remains the same.
thank you so much karin.
coordinated and implemented by talented artist, jill polsby
thank you for your interest in my work. currently i live in boca raton, florida and it is from here that i run my mural and fine art business "traciebrownart". when i am not painting murals or keeping up with my two wonderful teenage boys, i am in the studio painting my view of the world... realism is my passion, color is my obsession and simplicity is my message... but really i am just a girl who likes to paint.