Saturday, March 17, 2012


I finished this portrait from life at the National Academy today. The dimensions are 9 x 12 inches, and the medium is oil on linen board. It took three sessions, a total of nine hours.

I was aiming for a smoothly modeled face like Ginerva de' Benci with a rough background for contrast.

The painting still looks unfinished but my instructor liked the sketchy quality and suggested that I stop working on it. And so I did.

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