Monday, March 8, 2010

Penrod 5

Notice anything new???  Compositionally, I felt the painting needed something more, so I added a blue ball in the background.   Richer color was added throughout the painting.  Strong shadows and highlights were introduced .  The dark vertical line in the background has been softened.  After a 6 hour session, I feel "Penrod" is complete.  Tomorrow this portrait will be framed  and hung in the Decorator's Showhouse. I am extremely proud of this painting, and consider it one of my best works.     


  1. Susan, this is excellent! I knew that you understood the 17th C. Dutch.