Monday, June 7, 2010
This is an oil portrait of my lovely wife Carolyn. It is painted on a 14x11 stretched canvas. I plan to paint another one on a 20x16 if I can get her to sit for me rather than use a cropped photo for reference. I know absolutely nothing about how a woman combs their hair. I just tried to go with the flow I saw in a couple of photos and hope for a soft realistic look. She is ok with it, that is what counts. As you would expect, I spent extra time on this one. The blouse and jewelery were done more impressionistically. I did go back and brighten the eye lights a bit more after this photo was taken. I hope you enjoy the painting of my lady.
Let us pray before we paint,