Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Russian Portrait

Smiling Eyes
5 x 7 

So I recently went on a fishing trip on the Smith River in Montana.  Wow!  What a ride!  We camped out at four different spots along the river on our five day float trip.  It was such a neat experience.  It's not everyday you get to cook your breakfast and dinner outside over a hot flaming fire!  Or use a Latrine (better defined as a toilet in the middle of a field!) with a five star view of the Rocky Mountains!  To say the least, it was a trip that I will never forget with my Husband and good friends.  

So about this painting!  I found a picture of this Russian character in a National Geographic book on the Soviet Union.  There were so many amazing pictures to choose from.  I painted him in about an hour between the first night we were there, and finishing him up in the morning.  He was a great way to calm my itch to paint, and start my fishing expedition!    


  1. So much character in that face!! Great painting, can't believe you only worked on him for an hour. Sounds like your trip was an experience, I'm not much for the latrine but I guess if you have to rough it a Rocky Mountains view might be worth it:)

  2. Hahaha.. Yes Carrie! It was worth it! Thanks for your sweet comment :)

  3. What a wonderful face, and you did him great justice in your painting! And you trip sounds like it was so much fun!!!

  4. Thanks Kathryn! Yes it was a blast!