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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Little Girl Portrait: A New Commission

It is always exciting when I start a new portrait commission. It marks the beginning of a new challenge. The colors and setting for this painting will be completely different from the portrait of Elena that I just completed.

Now that the rough sketch with paint is done and I feel good about the composition, I'm ready to start laying colors down.  (As you can see in the third photo, I had fun rubbing the wet paint around with a cloth - just playing with the shadows a bit.)

These three photos show the progression of my first session.

16x20, oil on canvas
1st session

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