This is a model by Thorbjørn Barone. Released through Nordlys Miniatures.

it was painted during a small coaching with oils and skin with my friend Tobias, and it was fully enjoyable. It is such a great little model.

the paintjob is meant to be really simple. And I left the natural shine of the oils there as I quite enjoyed the feel of it.

the nature of the bust is quite sad. She has a very unique subtle expression, and I felt it was interesting to leave her in full natural light with a small positive tattoo, but also sign on her should that she ‘walked into a door’. It is all very soothing and off at the same time. Naked, vulnerable and exposed.

as Tom Waits sings: the large print giveth and the small print taketh away. The tattoo is the large print and the bruise on the shoulder is the small.

eh. I don’t know. Maybe too simple. All the specks and dusts from shipping her back and forth in the box in wet oils and dust all around. But then again, that’s life.
  • Thorbjorn Barone

    Fantastic skin, superb painting fren

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Thanks! Easy on a perfect bust, eh?

  • Josh_Underhill

    nice painting and good choice to keep the natural lustre of the oil paint

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Thank you! Oils are great for that.

  • Tobias_K_Aasvang

    Man, I love your painting on this bust, especially the eyes. Thanks for a great session.

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Thanks so much for a great painting session. And many more [clink]!

  • girlpainter57

    beautiful skin tones, so much sadness behind the eyes /not simple at all just not overworked

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Thanks so much. It really is a tricky emotion to catch. And such a subtle balance between not enough and too much.

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  • Marc MussatPLUS

    stunning facial expression !

  • Michael FischerPLUS

    I think you painted it very nicely.
    The skin color, the natural one, comes across well.

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Thanks so much Michael!

  • Luis Sánchez T

    I love the skin tone and the expresion of the face, how Sheila stare to…Awesome!! Only oils?

    • Luis Sánchez T

      I mean She stare to

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Yes only oils! This was a pure exersize in oils. And thank you so much. I had doubts whether to show it, but I grew quite fond of it.

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  • eric wolfsPLUS

    very realistic skin painting ! Gold

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Thank you, I went for realism

  • Archigrog

    Fantastic Paint!!! full of humanity

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Thanks so much :) Happy you think so!

  • Pierre Balmette

    Very simple but incredibly deep, her expression and the details in paintings really gives her life, and makes us stare at her thinking about what she might feel. Can almost feel compassion for her. That’s called art! Gold

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Thank you so much Pierre. A lot of that comes down to the sculpt too.

  • akitaka-misenai

    Great, this is real!