Paul Keysar artist
In Hope of Spring - original post contemporary realism portrait painting with landscape in oil by Paul Keysar
In Hope of Spring
Oil on Linen
16x12"

"I saw Carolyn, an employee at a local arts council, wearing
the fur hat, scarf, and coat, with the vibrant, complementary colors.
I felt compelled to paint her. The scarf required about 24 colors
of paint. This painting is the first one I painted as a smaller
study for pose and background. I wanted something different
for the larger painting Winter Solstice. I liked this painting too,
so I went back and finished it."


This painting has won:
First Place, TRAC2015 Online Art Competition, Fifth Round
The Representational Art Conference

Second Place Overall, Dec 2015 / Jan 2016
Plein Air Salon competition