Nicole, palette knife portrait

 

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Portrait of Nicole, in oil paints with palette knife.
Another wedding present for a young friend. I went through some photos of her at her mom’s house and found several that could work before settling on this nice one of her in Italy. I was not able to have my own photo shoot with her as I would always prefer. This follows its progress in the studio.

I started it the Wednesday before their wedding! Happily it turned out very well. On present opening day, they got to watch this video with their guests and the painting made its way into their hands, and hopefully hearts a month later.

Into The Light

Oils on canvas, palette knife painting
2012
12 x 9 inches

Almost entirely palette knife painting with just a very few final details done with a brush.


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