Done at Patris’ Studio. 3-hour pose by this young woman, a teenager. But as always I tend to make young people look much older. Limited palette, Zorn – ivory black, cadmium red, yellow ochre and titanium white.

Work in progress paintings are featured on my Facebook fan page, MarleneLeeArt.

Abby @ Patris 121415
Abby, oil on linen panel, 10 x 8 inches

4 thoughts on “Abby

  1. I know what you mean. I struggle with that too. It becomes even more troublesome when painting children. It usually comes down to really small, but hugely important details or adjustments. The younger a person, the less deep shadows and sharp edges, I have been told 🙂 Important to remember especially when working from a photo.

    1. Thank you, Heidi, for the suggestion. I will keep that in mind when I have the chance again to paint children or young teenagers. I’ll have to learn from you – your lovely children portraits in pencil. Did those sell well?

      1. They were actually all commissioned by one person. But I will start the marketing of them next year. I’m not getting my hopes up, though. Feels like nothing sells well these days 😉

      2. I heard recently from an interview with James Coulter (of the Coulter system art box) said that if you are good enough you don’t have to worry about reselling….your work will sell. I don’t how true that is but I just concentrate on just being good. You’re good!

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