Previous 161 of 270 Next

This is an impressionistic to realistic portrait of my twin, created with light, oil and a brush.
She lives in South Africa and I miss her a lot.

In this portrait of her my focus was on light and color.
The blue background offsets an orange diffuse glow of her face (complimentary colors).

I tried to capture the subtleness and essence of her soul as an attempt to communicate her emotion and energy, captured in a preservation of a moment in time.

Copyright Olga van Dijk 2008©
Unauthorized copying or use of images is prohibited.

5 of 73 Comments Show All 73 Comments

Anonymous Guest

Jose P Villegas 26 Dec 2010

Nice and interesting portrait.... I though were you but afterward I read she was your tween. Congratulations Olga!!

Sorin Apostolescu 13 Sep 2010

Excellent portrait ! You are a great Artist, Olga ! Thank you!

John and margaret bayalis 06 Sep 2010

what a striking use of color and brushwork.... wonderful piece.

Artist Reply: Thank you for your nice comment. My twin didn't like it. I'm even not sure if she hung this portrait in her home!!

Stanko Buljovcic 11 Jan 2010

I justwanted to ask you who's Marina, before I read your explanation...I have twins ,too, and they are not the same, just like in your case...I like this portrait very much!

jimmy guan 13 Nov 2009