Figurative Paintings

Christina and Roses

Oil on Canvas, 30 inches x 20 inches

This world would have been a boring place if nobody bother to create music, paint beautiful things, or dance to songs.

The following color study was completed about 10 days ago, in preparation for the final painting above.

Here is the same portrait after about 2 days, roughly 6 hours, of painting from a live model. This is one of My favorite stage of any portrait sitting—everything is super loose, I am not committed to anything, but just seeing and painting.

And, then follows a slower—but lovely—stage of looking and painting until the portrait is completed, or the time with the model ends.