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Monday, January 16, 2012

Reworking A Painting: Portrait Of A Little Girl

Here is another example of how a portrait looks after I go back and rework it. I ended up going over almost everything: her skin, features, hair and added wood grain to the buffet and texture to the rug. I enlarged her left foot and added light to the rocking chair. Her dress has more contrast with the lighter values added.


16x20, Oil on canvas


  1. Rita, I really enjoy seeing the work in progress...I need to send a link to your website to my brother, who is an artist, too! Thank you for sharing your creative process!
    Suzanne Manthei

  2. Thank you, Suzanne!I'm glad you are enjoying the posts. It is a good way to journal my work and share it with others.