The flowered straw by Jack Purvis

The flowered straw

kopo - original art
When I saw Svitlana's portrait of a girl with flowers in her hair I was reminded of my first ever 'big' portrait in oil. Unfortunately it was damaged when out on exhibition. It has a permanent home now with me.
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wonderful work..love the color and expression u captured
over 2 years ago
Thank you Gary glad you like it
over 2 years
so beautiful!
over 2 years
Thank you Pamela
over 2 years
I like this, beautiful eyes, a little ambiguity
over 2 years
Thank you
over 2 years
this is beautiful..lovely composition..so powerful..I love the shadow on the left under the rim..and the way the mouth is hidden just makes it more mysterious..what could she say..and then there are the roses tucked under her arm..like a gift..
over 2 years
You are very kind Barbara
over 2 years
''Beautiful''.,, portrait,, here, Jack,, lovely colors, and great angle of view,, Very nicely rendered, indeed, Sincerely, Doris
over 2 years
Thank you Doris. One thing i learned from this work, never to use black.
over 2 years
Thanks for the reminder about my work!
Your portrait - wonderful!
Beautiful eyes, flowers and background of the picture!
over 2 years
Thank you Svitlana.
over 2 years
The palette, pose and expressiveness in this portrait are striking Jack. Gorgeous and rich!
over 2 years
You are very kind Jolante
over 2 years
Nice composition Jack, and I love the vibrant colors.
warm regards, Sharon
over 2 years
Thanks for your kind words Sharon
over 2 years
This is a wonderful painting Jack.I absorlutly love it.....janet x
over 2 years
Thank you indeed Janet
over 2 years
good portrait.
over 2 years
Thank you Nigel
over 2 years
This is a wonderful portrait. Beautiful colors. Love it. Kind regards Anne Marie.
over 2 years
Kind words Anne Marie, for which I thank you
over 2 years
Beautiful portrait Jack!!! Lovely colors! Congratulations! Warm regards Angela
over 2 years
I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you
over 2 years
The hat is absolutely amazing. I love how the purple just drips down and the use of lavender for the shadows. Beautiful composition.
over 2 years
Thos are beautiful words Rosa. Thank you very much
over 2 years
You did an amazing work here, Jack. Flowers even reinforce the beauty of young girls. Funny when we place them around a face of an old woman, she looks tragic, don't you think?.My kindest regards, Isaura
over 2 years
Don't know what happened, put my words in the wrong place. Thank you for your kind words. Having thought about what you said, it may be due to the fact that the young skin is reflective.
over 2 years
excellent flowers
over 2 years
Thank you martav
over 2 years
Hi Jack, this is a stunning piece. I mosly love the hat, that makes the face be far from the contest, isolated. And love the contrast between the face and the sholders. The posture and the perspective are great! cheers
over 2 years
What a wonderful comment Giorgia. Many thanks indeed.
over 2 years
Stunning! Love the expression.
over 1 year
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Artist Statement
for Jack Purvis
Jack PurvisI do not consider myself an artist. I leave that to those who set out on the path of dependence on their art for survival. I paint and draw with both of which I have a love/hate relationship.
Strange, for I have sold as many works I hated (failures) as those I loved.
I used to have an incinerator in the garden in which my disappointments ended up.
For a number of years I ran my own exhibitions and one reward was the people who visited talking to me about what they saw in my work.
I paint mainly in oil. Sometimes watercolour, very rarely acrylic.
My preference is narrative painting.
30% of any sales goes to the charity I support 'Cystic Fibrosis Trust'.

I also have a blog - www.jackpurvisart.blogspot.com
Do you experience sometime that a painting is asking its very own question, its very own way to be worked out?
Well, For me this is just rich with color and emotion. I can tell you paint from the heart. Not everyone can put themselves out like that. That tells me your a... view answer
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