Oil on 5x7 hardboard.
This painting is for Karin Jurick's End Of Year Portrait Challenge which is happening on her great DSFDF blog.
I know not who this lady artist is. I hope she likes her colorful portrait. Her face was dark and lit by side lighting in the original photo. I had fun trying to show that effect. The side lights had a hint of blue to them. I thought .."what the heck...accent this pthalo look against the many warm facial tones". To be able to insert your own color choices in a work is to truly make it your own.The paint is thick and unblended which helped get the quality/effect I was after.
I hope you all like it!
Update: This very talented lady's name is Maria. Go check out the fine portrait she's done of me!
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Matthew 2:11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.