This portrait of a dear friend and former colleague was done as a gift for her.
She is a very cheery woman with a big heart and a very positive attitude, which is exactly what I wanted to lay down on the canvas.
I built the painting with several layers of color to catch the underlying cool colors of her skin tone as well as the warm glow of her face.The warm colors of the background form an interesting contrast with the cool blue and black of her hair.
Portrait of a friend
2017, acrylics on canvas board
24 x 30 cm