Hello dear and patient reader;

I spent the winter season painting on a single portrait.  It was a perfect way to spend the long dark months as the piece was full of rich color and had a summer setting. Particularly satisfying to paint was the contrast of flesh and fabric. As you see the entire bottom half is a sea of satin and velvet dresses.  Having the setting be outdoors and having such an expanse behind the figures kept  the memory of  fresh air and sunshine  in my experience as I worked in the basement throughout the relentless cold of our winter here in Calgary.

I have real fondness for the hands.

The work is 30×33″ and it is oil on canvas. Here are a few details.

I have begun work on the next projects and there are three to update you on in upcoming posts.

Until next time,



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