I saved a little time at the end of my day to give this painting some last touches. Didn't want to overwork it, and that's so easy for me to do... I'm happy with it.
I started this 11x14 oil on stretched canvas today and was so pleased with the fact that (so far) I've left the brushstrokes alone and the colors cleaner. The yellow seems to be emphasized in this photo (on my monitor, anyway) when it's not so dominate in reality. I may keep this version for myself and paint the portrait again for the client, who may prefer my more usual tighter style.
by Susan Carlin on 5/06/2008