Category: Portrait Traditional Art
Posted: November 9, 2018

Portrait of a woman

A Loving Memory

by Neilnap773

Traditional Artwork of the Month Contest Entry 
This is a Portrait commission completed November 2019, of a young woman of 27yrs old and will be gifted to her by her 82 yr old husband this Christmas.The gentleman request was for his wife to be painted when she was 27yrs old (she is now 81yrs old and wheel chair bound) and spends the majority of her time in front of the fire place at their home and the gentleman wants to hang this portraiture above the fire place..such sweet memories he shared with me when discussing the commission..fingers crossed both of them like the painting and continues to bring them fond memories :)

The painting is on a linen canvas sketched with Pan Pastel and then primavera with a burnt umber and Vermillion with drop of Liquin for quick drying. The darker areas ,shadows are then applied followed by the lighter tones with the light on the face applied with a mixture of titanium white and chalk dust ground down. The colour was then applied , face first,followed by eyes,lips and then the clothing with the detailed areas applied with a 2: 1 ratio of Gamsol and Linseed Oil mixed with the respective oil colours. The hair was painted last and probably the most difficult as I didn't have a reference photo to go on but the gentleman insisted that she be painted with her dyed blonde hair which is a mixture of Lemon Yellow,Naples Yellow light, Yellow ochre, Veridian and ultramarine Blue,Raw Umber and unbleached white and titanium white.
Post Type: Traditional Art
Mixed Media: None Oil painting on Linen Canvas 20

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