I love doing oil paintings. What I enjoy the very most is portraits. I feel that if you can do a portrait you can do anything.
This portrait is of a very wonderful woman. LaDawn is a fantastic wife and mother. She is active in her church and her community. She is extremely creative. She loves people and has many friends. I think the world is a much better place because of her.
I enjoyed doing her portrait because I know her personality. I feel like she is a light to the world, so I expressed this with the light on her face. I had her next to a window on the left side, but the indoor light was on which lit the right side. The outside light is “cool” light and has a bluish tint because of the sky. The indoor light gives off a yellow or “warm” light.
You will see shadows and highlights which give dimension to her face. There are two little dots of white in her eyes. These highlights bring the painting to life.