Thursday, December 13, 2018

Flower Girl Portrait Painting

I'm stretching back 20 years with today's throwback Thursday post. 

I painted this portrait of my niece for a show in Kansas City in 1998. It was during the preparation for this exhibition that I first discovered my love for coffee. 

I don't know if it was the coffee or a frantic need for more paintings, but my approach to painting also changed considerably at this moment. This was one of my very first alla prima paintings, as I created it start to finish in one evening. 

"Flower Girl" (oil on canvas, 15"x20")


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