Monday, November 23, 2009

John Toone

A friend of mine asked me to paint a portrait of his ancestor, John Toone. Because I like him, and because I thought it would be a killer challenge, I took it on. I am pretty pleased with the turn out. I think I might be getting close to my ten thousand hours (read Outliers), maybe another year or two.

7 comments:

Emily Carruth Fuller said...

Nice painting! I love how you took a subject you usually don't paint and turned it into something that is so clearly a part of your work. I read that book too, by the way.

amy said...

beautifully done :)

Frances said...

Wow, it really is amazing!

Julie said...

Dang, Emily, I was hoping it was 10,000 BRUSH STROKES, not hours. I'm willing to bet you passed 10K hours a long time ago. Very cool.

Lisa Lisa said...

Well done. A triumph.

meperry said...

Hello. I am just clicking away and finding art blogs and with luck I found yours. You are a great painter and this portrait is amazing. The head against the background is so perfect. Thanks and Best, Mark

Darlene's Family said...

I was searching for an old photo of my second great grandfather John Toone and found him here. I thought I had gone back in time and he was looking at me, this is truly beautiful... How can I get a copy, you are a very talented artist, the detail is magnificent.