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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Movie Night

Oil on Canvas
20 x 16

A friend took this picture of her husband and daughters, caught in a moment of watching television.  I was so impressed with the balance and composition, I asked to paint it.  All I changed was the cropping and some of the background detail.  Once again, I learned some management techniques to deal with the challenges of reflective light and shadows.  And her kids are just perfect little models.

Nick

Oil on Canvas
18 x 24
This portrait of my son Nick is finally finished, or at least as finished as it's going to be.  It's been sitting in my workspace for awhile and I've modified it several times.  That's what I love about oils - they're perfect for someone who's never quite satisfied with her own work.