"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