A luminous portrait

When I was first contracted to do this portrait, I was afraid it was never going to happen. The girl’s mother kept giving me bad photos from her phone. She kept talking about how difficult it was to get a picture of this girl. Then it happened. I got them to come over to my house for a photo session.
She was demure and calm and incredibly easy to photograph. What makes a good portrait is a good reference photo. And here I had it. I am extremely pleased with the results. Yes, I can paint your family members too. Get in touch, we’ll talk.

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3 Responses to A luminous portrait

  1. Sue Pownall says:

    It’s a lovely painting. Both the mother and girl must be pleased with the portrait.

  2. Jean says:

    Wow, you really made that watercolour shine. Good job on the skin pigmentation and highlights. It would have been tough.

  3. Dee Ready says:

    Dear Mimi, sorry to be away for so long–two weeks or longer. Life happened and the body needed rest.
    But this Saturday evening I now return to your blog and find a truly lovely portrait. You are so talented.
    I hope that your days are going well since your recent loss. I hope that you are being good to yourself. Peace.

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