Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Red Robe Progress


17" x 24"
Oil on canvas

Here is a video of the progress:
video

This is a commission for the gallery director at the Woods Gallery. The painting is of her daughter.

So far, I've got all the important stuff in and now I'm working on making it look like her and all the other details.

Portraits are very scary for me and extremely labor intensive. The slightest detail, like too thin of a nose, shadow under the eye, etc. can throw everything off. The daily paintings have helped greatly in see these slight details.

It still can be frustrating, but it is something I need to explore, my goal is painting without fear and I feel I am slowly getting there.

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