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Commissioned Portrait

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When I moved to Arizona in July, I brought this piece to finish for a couple back in Michigan. I have included photos of my progression from start to finish. I worked entirely from photos provided by the clients. I did a sketch that I had approved first. Then, I used Photoshop to make a photo composite that became my main reference.
I made a 3" grid on my reference and transferred as a sketch to my canvas. I like to work freehand. I had marked off an extremely light grid with soft vine charcoal. the brush removed the majority of it as I worked loosely and quickly.