Monday, January 19, 2009

oil on linen
8" x 10"

An old snapshot of Jana wearing a sweater I knit years ago fell out of a book. No one knows who took the photo and Jana doesn't remember where it was taken. Couldn't resist painting it. Progression shows pennies holding wet canvas off my scanner. Still some glare from wet paint in turtle neck... it's really darker. Difficult to do a portrait in such a tiny size. This one deserves to be painted again but much larger. SOLD


Anonymous said...

i like seeing the progression. there's something very interesting in the first step. I like the bold graphic nature of it. that's the graphic designer in me...

DMannion said...

The first step is blocking out the forms and composition. The rest is decoration and detail. Thank you so much for the kind comment.