Saturday, February 18, 2012

Mari and the Dove

Shortly after first posting this painting I wiped off the background. After thinking about it I decided to make up this background. I may do some minor editing on parts of it, but for the most part this is it. Also I needed to retake the photo under better lighting.
6x6 Oil on Raymar panel.


  1. The background is working beautifully! The subtly of the bird shapes is fantastic.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. I like both paintings but the repeat of bird shapes in the background hold a lot appeal to me. Her face is lovely. I feel I know her.

  3. Carlene, this portrait is beautiful. And I agree about the background. It's really unique and stylistic. Could be your signature style!

  4. Thanks for all the input. When you are struggling alone in your studio the encouraging comments and the critiques good or bad help.