"Keeping the Tradition From Afar" oil on canvas 40"x20"
"Keeping the Tradition From Afar" oil on canvas 2016 $7000
My friend Carla modeled for me in her traditional Phillipine dress that she made herself. The pearls, hair up, and even having a portrait made are part of her tradition. I did several sessions of sketches, then a photo shoot, and a small color study. The dress hung in my studio stuffed with pillows for two years as I did the final painting.
*Richeson 75 Portrait/Figure Competition finalist, Richeson Gallery, Kimberly, Wisconsin, Oct. 21-Dec. 3, 2016