|Oil on Belgian Linen - 24x18 inches|
I recently completed this head and shoulders oil portrait of a lovely young woman. I also finished a larger outdoor piece of another beautiful girl, which I will be posting soon, after it is framed and picked up by the family. Both girls are 18 years old. This is a great age to capture a daughter, just on the brink of womanhood.
I find this pose and expression reminiscent of the Mona Lisa as her eyes follow you no matter where you stand to view the painting and she has a mysterious expression with a slight smile.
I like to call my painting style "Brushy Realism" since the portrait accurately captures the appearance of the subject, but it is still very much a painting, with visible brushstrokes and not photographically detailed which, in my opinion, makes it more interesting and flattering.
|Close-up of face|