8 x 8 oil on panel
60.00 + 6.00 s + h
I've had this photo in my upstairs studio (also the grandbabies room) for years, it seems, and I decided to paint it for a daily post. I love doing faces, and did a series of about 70 or so, of my students, and others, when I was preparing to retire from teaching art. I painted them in oil, which I hadn't done since college, and put them on 12" x 12" canvases, with the deep profile that doesn't need a frame. While working on this series, I taught myself to paint a 'likeness'. My mom was an artist all of her life, and loved painting portraits occasionally, too. She would always say how difficult she found the process of capturing the spark of the personality in the painting... That's one reason I tried to challenge myself to go about doing exactly that !!
To view my portrait series... go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanso