Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Mom (not for sale)

This is a painting I did of my Mom for my Dad's birthday on the 14th. I don't know if she liked it too much, the painting is real honest and it looks like her, but it wasn't the most flattering expression and pose. It's funny but, I can paint them with all thier imprefections, age spots and wrinkles, but I'm afraid to put the same kind of honesty in other peoples poses. Click on the image for a larger view.


Blogger Kasia Piekutowska said...

Your arts are really amazing!
I like that!

1:51 PM  
Blogger Louis Boileau said...

Hi Mick, Love your work. I've linked you up.

5:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mick, have you used guache for your daily paintings or commercial work? I was thinking of giving guache a try again. I am always delighted by what I see pop up every few days on your blog.

5:51 AM  
Blogger mick mcginty said...

I have a drawer full of guache that has sat in there for 2 or 3 decades now. More than half of them are hard as a rock.
Almost all of my traditional illustration work was done in acrylic thru an airbrush starting in '79 and ending in '99. Through those years i did a little guache work, but nothing that stands out for me. Back then I thought only like an illustrator and tried to use it in an illustrators way, but today I've got a better view of how to push around paint, and I think it would be alot of fun to experiment with it again. Thanks for the idea!


6:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Mom finds out there is a picture of her on the web, you are going to be in trouble!! Ha HA. You know how she is when it just comes to taking her picture. It's a great painting though cause I can see her sitting there looking just like that with her arms folded, not saying much and just listening to what everyone else has to say.

6:38 AM  
Blogger Jon Conkey said...

You definitely paint very well! I appreciate your balance between realism and impressionism. The portraits of your folks are awesome, they remind me of my own family. All the best, JLC

1:13 PM  
Blogger Darren Maurer said...

Great work. Even though I have seen the originals I'm still amazed to see them on your blog page. Thanks for everything!!!

3:13 PM  
Blogger Peter Yesis said...

Great portrait. I like the fact that you didn't use a pose that was less natural. You capture something with more life to it when you don't.

6:32 AM  
Blogger Takeyce said...

Excellent, Mick. I love these of your mom and dad. There's such a realness about them, I feel as though they could be people I 've met.

1:31 PM  
Blogger Takeyce said...

Mick, These are such honest, and powerful portraits. It seems as though you've captured essence of your folks perfectly. Great work (as always).


7:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mick....I first heard of you on David Darrow's blog. I'm lucky enough to have a couple of his paintings .
I adore your work as well , especially these portraits of your parents. Very honest and just really enjoyable. They look like all the folks I grew up knowing in farm country.....Macomb, Illinois!
I'm putting a link from my page to your page and will be watching to see what's next from your brushes!
Kay Crain

3:00 PM  

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