Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Finished



Last week I put the last strokes on Captain Christopher James Adams Johnson VIII. My first big (28" x 32") portrait. It gave me the experience to tackle a large uncommissioned figure painting that I'm starting now.

It's tricky to know when a painting is done; I always feel I can do better until I've gone too far. We have to learn to be satisfied with slow progress and be confident that it is progress.

2 comments:

Nance said...

Sarah, this has such a warm quality, but very professional at the same time. The hands...son excelente.
If this is your first commissioned portrait, what lies ahead?! Love, Nance

Gail said...

This is Gail, Chris's sister...What a gorgeous portrait you have done!!! I love it! You have captured his essence perfectly. Bravo!