Monday, June 10, 2019

Ainsley Almost Eleven

10x8" oil on linen panel
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Subject: I started this small portrait because I wanted to do some studies of Ainsley before painting a larger one. I ended up liking it more than I thought I would. Though I worked from photos, I know her skin and hair well and kept that in mind as I worked on it. I took this photo when we sat down to have some refreshments at a Starbucks. To me, Ainsley is especially beautiful when her hair is braided or in a cute "messy" bun (as in this painting).

Surface Things: Because I considered this a study, I didn't do it on my usual smooth portrait-quality linen panel. However, this slightly rougher linen ended up giving the painting a beautiful texture. I may do some more portraits on this type panel.

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