9 X 12
oil on masonite
This truly was a challenge. Not knowing the subject and only having one picture for reference, I found myself worrying about capturing her image as well as pleasing this person. As with every challenge presented on Karin Jurick's wonderful site, Different Strokes from Different Folks, I learned a lot during this exercise and realize I set the bar of expectation for myself higher with each painting. Subsequently, I had to do a couple of tries and several reworkings of this portrait before I held my breath and sent one in. Thanks again Karin, for lending what has to be an enormous chunk of her time to host and execute this blog. I know I speak for all involved, that it is a wonderful way to learn, to stretch and grow, to be inspired and support one another in our shared passion for art. And Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukka to everyone reading this.