03 April 2018

Commission: Miss Cora

It's always nice to type that word "commission", and I'm always looking for them.  Please contact me if you are interested in commissioning a portrait painting or drawing.  I work with clients near and far.  View examples of my work at my website or on my Instagram feed.

Portrait of Cora, 11x14", oil on board

I get to use that word in today's post.  This is a commission of 1-year-old Cora.  She's got lots of energy, but I caught her in a peaceful moment.  A little angel baby.  This was a fun painting.  Instead of a lot of planning and a monochrome underpainting, I just launched into a charcoal drawing on a Golden neutral 6 acrylic-toned and gessoed board.

Progression from charcoal drawing to finish

I include a progression here for your interest.  If you have any questions about my process, post them in the comments and I will answer.

Framed Cora

Finally, the clients chose a gold-leafed frame.  A nice contrast to the cool blue background.