Wednesday, February 6, 2008

My first Oil Portraits


Painter's Log, Star Date 2/6/08. It's been 12 years (gasp) since I've painted with my oils, so I thought I'd list my first and only portraits to kick start me into boldly going where I've never gone before: a second project. I'm a huge original Star Trek fan, so it was only natural I chose Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock as my fist subjects. What do you think? I bought a bunch of blank canvases of all sizes and hope to get my butt in gear this weekend...
-Wendy Baylis
Dharma Designs

20 comments:

Emily said...

Hi there..

Those portraits are AWESOME! Good luck to you getting back into painting.. I'm sure you'll find it immensely rewarding!

:)

Dharma Designs said...

THANKS Emily! Now if I can just find those oil paints...LOL

Mimi said...

Great job with those. I can't wait to see your new works.

Mimi said...

Great paintings. I can't wait to see you new works.

TexasTesla said...

Somehow, the "Lost" connotation (Dharma) goes well with your Star Trek paintings...

TAG!

amy said...

Oh boy, I give you a lot of credit for working with oils. I have patience but not for messsy oil.

Dharma Designs said...

THANK YOU all so much!!! I've already set time aside this weekend to work on another one. :-)

High Desert Diva said...

Live long and prosper, Wendy....


these are great!

Dharma Designs said...

THANKS Diva! I LOVE your greeting. LOL

SEWphisticate said...

boldly going where this artist dare not go! i think your portraits are great. be sure to let us see what you do with your paints now.

Cicada Studio said...

Hilarious! William and Leonard would be proud.

Dharma Designs said...

Thanks! Everyone is inspiring me to get off my duff and actually paint this weekend. You guys and girls rock! Live long and prosper...

Keys and Memories said...

Live long and prosper :)
I love the old Star Trek :)

Dharma Designs said...

Deb - yes, post more!!! :-)

Tanya Pshenychny said...

wow very good! i could never get into oils because they took forever to dry and i'm impatient and just wanna keep going.

you did a great job achieving a likeness in both of these!

Dharma Designs said...

THANKS Tanya! :-)

Bijoutery said...

Very cool! The scifi geek in me squees! ;)

Dharma Designs said...

THANKS Bijoutery! :-)

rtisan said...

wow, I am a huge original startrek fan! I've seen all the episodes a million times. Really great portraits too--looks just like Kirk and Spock

Dharma Designs said...

THANKS Rtisan! :-)