There are different types of portraits — casual, formal, head shots, full length, etc. This one is a casual type. It has a very natural feel to it. She looks like she just sat on the couch, pulled her feet up and got comfortable.

When I do a portrait I try to create a mood. I want to enhance the personality of the subject. Joanna is a warm, sensitive person. The background color reflects that. I have also tried to show reflected colors on her white sweater. She doesn’t look posed. Her expression is as though she is thinking pleasant thoughts.

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October 21, 2008

Christine @ 12:39 pm #

I like how her clothing also contributes to the comfortable feel. It makes me want to go steal her sweater and curl up on the couch.

October 23, 2008

Susie @ 10:26 pm #

I love the way the subject is posed so casually. It gives a warm, homey feel to the painting.

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