Third in the series...a portrait of my sweet daughter, Amanda. You've met her before (here, here and here). Because it's a simple profile, this portrait was easy to paint. One eye, half a mouth, no major perspective issues. It was painted from a photo in about 4.5 hours.
|Amanda in Red and Green 14 x 11", oil on linen|
If you're interested, here is an hourly progression...
Hour 4: Finally...on to the fun part of fine-tuning the features and shapes. The likeness emerges at this point. I adjust the shapes of the hairline, forehead, eyebrow, mouth and chin. Added lights to the hair, and adjusted the strap to indicate shoulder anatomy better. I've heard an accurate hairline is essential to a good likeness...I think that's true.