Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Bundle of Joy

I finished this double portrait of my children today, which I copied from an old photo.  I found it quite difficult to get the subtle colour changes of their front lit faces right.  For the previous portrait I painted of my son, I set the pose of the photo with a painting in mind and created contrast in tone caused by the shadows.  Also this painting is tighter than the last so I think it's time to get into painting from life.

Bundle of Joy, oil on paper 11"x 14", © Tanya Pawsey 2015