Monday, January 12, 2015

RALPH

"Ralph", original oil painting, 6" X 6"
NFS

I just can't help it!  I just cannot stay away from portraits for very long.  Ralph was painted from a photo Mike took several years ago at the Florida Strawberry Festival.  At that time, we were working daily at the St. Clement Make Your Own Strawberry Shortcake booth.  We were on sight off and on (mostly on!) from 5:30am - 10pm and have never had SO MUCH FUN killing ourselves!

We had 2 shifts of 35 volunteers daily (at the festival grounds alone) for the entire 11 days.  Needless to say, many other faithful parishoners worked more than once.  Mr. Camera himself, (Mike) was always in someone's face with his camera.  The reference for this painting was the result of lots of playing around and thousands of photos!  Well, then, there was lots of hiding too!

I sure wish I had taken the time to set up my camera and record on Ustream.

6 comments:

Tam Foree said...

Nice portrait, Debra!!

Pattie Wall said...

So fun - you captured that expression so perfectly Deb!

Renee Brennan said...

Love it!! wouldn't that be fun to see in a portrait gallery?

Polly said...

I love this portrait. Sticking the tongue out is a universal form of communication when goofing off. Just plain interesting.

Sue Marrazzo said...

Totally FUN!

Barbara Pask said...

Oh this is great Debra

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