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Archive for September, 2009

Faina Fraynt (Portrait)

by on Sep.15, 2009, under General, Work In Progress

I haven’t produced much the last couple of months. The family here had a bit of a crisis when my wifes mother was rushed to ER with liver failure. Needless to say we all supported her the best we could through her battle.

Unfortunately during those 6 weeks she developed a lung infection and eventually passed away. There aren’t very many photo’s of her and so I decided to pick up my paintbrushes and oils and started on a new portrait.

Faina Portrait Painting

This is just the preliminary underpainting I use to get my self acquainted with the subject, most of which will be painted over.

I used iron oxide red and burnt umber to put in the basic forms and values. I prefer to leave the skin tones paler so that when the light shines through the layers of paint it reflects back giving you some of that living glow often found in classic oil portraits.

The finished painting will be a gift for Dennis Poirier, Faina’s husband.

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