October 8, 2014

The Lady with the Happy Smile

There's a story to the title of this portrait.
One of the first things I tell people who commission a portrait about a good foto reference is "No teeth, only a soft smile with closed mouth".
Well, started sketchin out this portrait and JUST THEN realized: TEETH!

once I'd overcome my initial hesitation to paint teeth, I just went ahead and am quite happy with the result.
This beautiful lady is the mother of Aurora and Julian who I painted during September. I so enjoyed painting this portrait - I see such a great family resemblance between Mother and Daughter, I just love it!
The title was suggested by the Lady herself. I think it is very fitting!

"The Lady with the Happy Smile"
Oil on panel, 10" by 7"
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