Friday, July 27, 2012

Two More Hilton Head Gang Mugs


Mug Portrait No. 4


6x6
oil on masonite
nfs

Nancy "The Guardian" Darling so named because of her help with rescue dogs.  She often travels with a large pack of dogs which hampers her ability to shoot but that does not prevent her from trying.  She uses the dogs to attract unsuspecting subjects then while they are being distracted...she shoots their photos.  It is a devious but very effective plan. I hear she and her pack will be heading up to Alaska to participate in the Iditarod...that may be a false lead...be on the lookout...




Mug Portrait No. 3

6x6
oil on masonite
nfs

Betsy "Eagle Eye" Stevenson deceptively innocent looking. She is a frequent world traveler who has been known to shoot in Italy and France as well as through the United States. Along with being an expert shot our sources say she may well just set up an easel and capture images on site. Beware of easels in the field...easels on the beach...beware!


Mug descriptions by: Maria Hock

3 comments:

Linda Nickles said...

These are both so good, Sherrie! The skin tones, the brushwork and the highlights are right on. I love how you handled the hair. I think you really captured the personality of Nancy and Betsy!

Maria Hock said...

I agree with LInda...you did a beautiful job on both portraits. You alway do such a wonderful job with skintones and the likenesses are spot on!

Sherrie Hilliard said...

Thanks so much, you guys. I would have never made myself practice in this way if it were not for this "challenge." Would love to paint everyone smiling one day and compare! My whole family wants "Mugs" now.