Today I attempted a person. Something I have been shying away from for awhile, except in drawing. But this sweet, dear lady was kind enough to allow me a photo last summer in front of the Dutch Market in Burtonsville. I loved the hat, and the little fanny pack. She was very classy, white stockings, sandals, a nice floral skirt. So here she is, and I do want to paint her again. The face was the hardest part, and although it doesn't look exactly like her, I did get her pleasant expression. Detail of her face included. Thanks for looking.
Oil on Gessoed Masonite
13.5" x 14"
Available at $75.00 plus shipping.
Welcome to my daily painting blog. Here I'll post my efforts to paint one small painting a day, with a little wiggle room by saying five per week. I work primarily in oils these days, but also love my watercolors. I hope you enjoy my work, and as always, your comments are welcome.
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