Start of 40" x 30" commissioned portrait


This is what I managed to do in two hours last night during the broadcast. I had one wipe-off early on when I was working out the drawing. I see that I have the ledge way too high on the viewer's right side of the figure. For composition purposes, I'm thinking of what might lie on the ledge next to her on her left, viewer's right.
Ailee, the subject of the painting, joined us during the broadcast and was sweetly enthusiastic.

6 comments:

Ann Reyes said...

A great start, Susan! You're amazing! I looked over your shoulder for about an hour last night. Maybe I can watch longer next time.

Barbara Pask said...

Ann is right, you are amazing. So much work in a short time. Just enlarged it for a better look, I thought wow look at that foot.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Susan,

I love it right now. The wall isn't a big deal -- it looks great. She already has an expression, and the body is super.

Great work.

xoxoxoBarbara

r garriott said...

It looks almost finished from here! I know that it's not, but there are so many good things going on here. Love how fresh faced your subject is. Lovely muted colors. It's going to be beautiful!

Jo Castillo said...

Great Susan. I really like the gesture in this, she looks so relaxed and comfy. Good job...

Susan Carlin said...

Hey, thanks Ya'll for your confidence in me and for the postive feedback on this start. I can't wait to get back to painting on this one. I hope you'll come keep me company when I do!