Karla, palette knife portrait

Portrait of my young friend Karla, done as a wedding present for them. I normally would have gravitated to an photo that had her mouth closed but she said that she just didn't feel like herself if she wasn't smiling. This movie starts out with some photos that I auditioned for the painting and then follows the progress in the studio. It turned out quite nicely, as did her bouncing baby boy she was expecting in our photography shoot!