Portraits in Oil

Portraiture was my first love as a young artist. I copied characters from Archie comics, then later graduated to teen magazines. My first realistic portrait was a drawing of the queen in pencil, which I copied from a one dollar bill. Oil paints opened up a whole new world for me, and I’ve done several commissions over the years. Although my concentration has been on digital and photo-based work the last few years, I have plans to do a series of figurative works on paper and canvas in the near future.

3 Responses to Portraits in Oil

  1. Especially love the last painting here!

    • Hi Steven,
      It just so happens that it’s a painting of my friend Steven, LOL. It’s an oil, painted exclusively with a toothbrush, and measures about 3×4 feet. I gave it to him thinking his kids would like to have it one day. Now that you’ve drawn my attention to it, I think I might try that technique again. It pops!
      Thanks again,
      Michelle

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