Friday, December 5, 2008
Yesterday, I presented the finished work to my friend. She was delighted with this portrait and just could not get over how I had captured the 'likeness.' "It looks just like her!" she said. Getting a good likeness is important in portrait painting and that involves capturing not only the look but also the spirit of the person. As I posted earlier, I painted this from a photograph for my friend but I have also met her sister at her wonderful restaurant in Seattle, Le Pichet. As providence would have it, her sister(my subject) will visit for Christmas. I wish I could be there to see the look on her face when she sees this.
Posted by Liz at 5:40 AM