International Women’s Day seems the appropriate time to share this recently finished painting of my dear sweet daughter Alyssa.
Here I Am
Oil on Wood Panel
16 x 20
I love it for it’s beauty and for it’s strength.
This is the future.
For my students, here is a little clip of the steps in the process to create this painting. I started with a board that I painted with red gesso. I like using the under painting for the shadows. The red areas are where I wiped away paint or just left the board red. I then painted in the shadows and lastly added the lights. She wanted a black and white painting so I left it that way – but I did add some warm white/gray for the light areas and some cool white/gray for the shadow or background areas. And yes I got a little paint on myself during the process! Appropriately, Alyssa came in while I was painting it the took the last photo of me.
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