Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Sailor

The Sailor by Liza Hirst

oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
30 cm x 30 cm / 11,8" x 11,8"
sold - verkauft - vendu


Anonymous said...

Hi Liza,
He looks great. The hat is great as is his hand. Good on you!

love Karin

Philip Hirst said...

Excellent !
Your brother

Barbara M. said...

Hi Liza,

This is wonderful. The expression on his face, and bright water make me feel as if I'm in a boat. Super.


SYLVIANE said...

Comme d'habitude, dans tes portraits, l'expression est saisissante, semble "plus vraie que nature!".

m collier said...

I think this guy is great. You have captured him in the moment. Well done.

Liza Hirst said...

Thanks to all of you! This is a commission for the man's 90th birthday and as he is a great sailor his grandchildren decided to have me paint him as such.
I have never met him but he seems to be a very vivid and likeable man!

Aliaena said...

Hi Liza! I like this portrait so much. Wonderful atmosphere and treatment of the different surfaces, the skin; slicker; binocs, etc. Many congrats!

Miriam Neale said...

Hello everyone, I just wanted to say this is my Grandad and this portrait by Liza captures him so wonderfully, I love to see it whenever I visit my grandparents. He's quite sick at the moment, and it's really special to have such a delicate portrait of him hanging nearby showing him full of life and enjoying being on the water as he always has done. Thank you again Liza!