Portrait commission, oil on canvas


11"x14" Oil on canvas
Private collection in London, UK.
The reference that was used for this portrait was a low-res black and white photograph, not a great source for a painting but sometimes that's all you have and when there's a distance involved the opportunity to have the person pose for you is very limited, regardless of that I think it was a good outcome and the essence of the person was captured well.

6 comments:

Lisa Greenstein said...

Well done!

Sarah Hazel said...

Great work. I also have a commission I'm working one with a low res photograph. How did you make sure that the skin tones were accurate, or did you just "invent" the color?

Ryan Byrne Art said...

Fantastic! I love your work. This has real character.

Daniel Peci said...

Sarah, I just used a color mixture that I would normally use with a live model and I replaced the b&w values with color.

Daniel Peci said...

Thanks Ryan!

Lynda Lehmann said...

Lovely work!