Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Gone To Carolina

Here's a recent portrait commission I've been working on. 

 Early on I establish my darkest dark, my lightest light and the brightest color in the painting.

I like to work all over the canvas before adding details.

The background seems too busy so I simplify it.  I now start to add details and work on her likeness.

The painting is finished and on the way to its home in North Carolina.

"Laura"   44" x 30"   Oil


  1. stunning beautiful painting!love the details on the blue dress! I think that the background would have been another great story to be told! I think that you could have told that story very well in paint! I would love to see both. Again beautiful, beautiful painting!

  2. Absolutely beautiful. I think this is one of my favorite of your portraits. So incredible lifelike.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging comments!