A proud dad asked me to create an oil painting of his daughter, Lindsay, a high school senior. I thought she would be a great subject, but I wanted to make sure that Lindsay had a say in her own painting. When I paint a pet, I can only satisfy the owner because pets don’t really seem to have an opinion on how they look. Humans tend to have stronger opinions about such things.
I went over to their house for a pre-arranged photo shoot and took several poses. When I sent her the photos that I thought would work, Lindsay picked out her favorite. I sent her my preliminary sketch, which she also approved.
Lindsay’s portrait appears above and has a place of honor in the Gallery under Portraits.