This portrait is fifth in the commissioned Christmas portrait series. Elyse is Lauren's twin, and my friend Sheila's daughter. After sifting through about 10 photos over a 2-week period, I decided on this one. She was apple picking on a bright and sunny day. The sun was on the right half of her face providing me with multi-shadow challenge. I decided to extend the light in the background as well.
For those who have recently started following me, this portrait is not part of the '100 years paintings' series but part of a prior family portraits commission series.
oil on gessobord