Portrait of Marjorie

Marjorie, Oil, 14x11", SOLD

Marjorie had sat for us, again, and I did the usual oil sketch. I liked it, but it had a couple of issues that I decided I'd address at home. I bring a camera with me to the sessions and take a few photos of the models as reference. I rarely go back and alter a piece at home, as I either like what I did or I don't. Those I don't, I will use to paint over with something or someone else.

Marjorie is special. She is someone that I admire, consider a friend and feel a special bond with her. I hope that my portrait of her shows the respect I feel for her.

Comments

  1. This is beautiful Mary! It definitely does show your respect for her! Love your work and your blog!

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  2. Wonderful color harmony and oh her hair is soooo beautifully painted. I also like the variation on edges, soft and hard. VERY nice!! (I bet she's thrilled with it!!)

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  3. Thank you, Brad and Diane...Marjorie is thrilled and has it displayed prominently to rave reviews!

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  4. It is a beautiful piece. Love the skin tones and the way you painted her hair. Just lovely.

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