Friday, September 13, 2013

Extreme Close-Ups of a Finished Portrait

I have several portrait commissions going right now, and I just finished one last week. Unfortunately, I can't show it to you until it's unveiled in November, but I couldn't resist giving you a couple little detail shots in the mean time, since this is one of my most successful commissioned portraits EVER. :-) I was loving the outdoor light, white dresses, and rugged rocks. You'll notice I tried to stay fairly loose and painterly in the rocks and clothing, but smoothed out my brushwork over the skin. The weight, size, and thickness of a brushstroke should be determined by the subject matter. I wanted to treat the skin of the two girls with both sensitivity and freshness to indicate their youth. The overall canvas size is 42x36". I can't wait to show you the whole thing!


1 comment:

  1. This painting is fabulous! thanks for posting the closeups. I have been reading some of your older posts, especially the ones about the broken finger. OMG!! Maybe I should try painting with my left hand. LOL! Your right handed efforts are just amazing! Such talent! I'm so happy to be one of your students.


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