First Portrait Commission
I've painted a lot of quick head studies, but this is the first time I've accepted a commission for a traditional portrait painting. The subject is Jacquelynne, a person I feel very fortunate to call my friend. Painting this was like fighting a mini war. Had to stay focused for a lot longer than I usually do on a head, and take it to a higher level of finish. It also was a great field test for painting with small tiles of colour (an approach I learned primarily from Morgan Weistling).
Anyway, I'm happy to say the portrait was well received!
Oh, and this is 12x16", oil on canvas.