Category Archives: Portraits

Portrait Study of Francesca

Here’s the preliminary poster study and subsequent portrait, painted from life in a few days, of Francesca. I wish I had had the time to finish her. This was painted in the studio of Tony Ryder, here in Santa Fe.

Poster study for portrait.

Portrait of Francesca, oil on linen

"Portrait of Francesca," 10x12 inches, oil on linen

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Portrait of Edel

This is only a portion of the 24 x 34″ commissioned portrait.  Edel is a beautiful woman outwardly and inwardly.

Portrait of Edel

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Portrait of Tom

Portrait of Tom, my husband. 11 x 14 in., oil on panel.

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Self Portrait

This study in oil (on panel) was initially created so I could finish another portrait from long ago when I was in school. Our skin coloring is similar.
It was a comedy at times because I wore this goofy grin and had to keep putting on and taking off my glasses. Also lighting, as in any painting, was really important and in the beginning light was reflecting off the mirror right into my eyes which I didn’t notice until really getting down to the business of painting. You’d think I had learned by now. So, I rearranged the easel and mirror and painted over what was already there.
It was really fun to paint all in all!
Self Portrait

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