April 28, 2015

Playing with Shadows - Sold

Playing with Shadows, 20x16 oil

What do you do when there is a white sheet hanging in front of you and a bright light behind you?  You play with shadows of course!  This is yet another painting of my daughter.  There seems to be a very fine line of recognition, as to when a portrait generally looks like the person who is posing for you as opposed to capturing the person you know so well.  I didn't ask her to pose like this.  When the lights were turned on she started to play with the shadows, as she did when she was very young.  My daughter may be an adult now, but she is still that same child inside, which I am sure most of us are.