The Completed Portrait
"Hello Karen, i just received the painting, it is absolutely Beautiful, it arrived unscathed, and thank you so much, this will be hung on my wall, with great pride....you have a god given talent, that is heart felt, you make alot of people Happy, so we can keep our beautiful babies for ever in our hearts and we can see them everyday and give us a smile.....Thank you, Tank you!!!"
CREATING THE PORTRAIT:
I decided to create a background that complimented the Walnut frame that had been chosen before the portrait was begun. I built this up in 3 layers by blending 7 tones together ensuring the middle section was much lighter than the outer edges. Now the outline has been applied, I will begin by building up the base layers which can appear messy at first but follows up with defining detail and continues with refining the finer detail.