My Wife


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One of the nice things about being married is you have a model to draw or paint all the time.  I do two or three pencil sketch portraits of her every day, and quite often I’ll ask her to sit for an oil portrait.

I like to light my portrait subjects from the side and show shadows and highlights on the face.  There are some subtle things that can be done, such as color reflections.  The painting on the left shows the red from her shirt reflecting on the side of her face and above her neck.  The lips are a smoother surface, and always pick up a highlight.

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April 14, 2008

Christine @ 3:51 pm #

I like the one with the piano the best. She is a very good subject. So pretty!

April 15, 2008

Nicole @ 9:00 pm #

We love our Mommy. Great paintings.

April 18, 2008

Susie @ 9:28 am #

You are so fortunate to have a willing subject. And a beautiful one, too! The shadows and reflections in your portraits make them so much more interesting than the ones you usually see hanging in public places.

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