Daily painting: quick portrait

portrait of my grandmother from her high school graduation photo
Nani, oil on canvas board, 30 x 24 cm, ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD]

These days I’m mostly working on Munich scenes, trying to get several more paintings completed before my Open Studio at the end of the month. But no matter how hard I try to stay focused, I always crave variety in what I’m working on, so I’m still sneaking in a couple of daily paintings per week. For this one, a quick portrait modeled on the high school graduation photo of my grandmother, I used burnt sienna, white, and a brown mixed from various paints I was clearing off my palette.

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4 Responses to “Daily painting: quick portrait”

  1. BarbaraB says:

    Lovely painting. I love the idea of using old photos and am thinking of doing a series of portraits.

  2. Melisa says:

    Lovely portrait. I think this color perfectly suits a painting from an old photo.

  3. What a stunning piece! I love that it’s of your grandmother, what a great way to get sidetracked!

  4. Jul says:

    Thanks, Barabara, Melisa and B! It has been a long time since I’ve done a (mostly) two-color painting, and I really enjoyed it. Might have to see what other old photographs my family can dig up.

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