This is Kristina done in oil on a 12″ x 12″ panel painted from life: a three hour session with breaks for the model every 20 minutes. If you’re interested in purchasing this painting it is $200 unframed. Every time I paint a figure I realize how much I absolutely love painting people. Well, I just love to paint and I haven’t been doing much of that at all lately.

After this I’m going to make a concentrated effort to paint more people from life. I will find them somewhere! It would be good to paint a figure from life twice a week instead of once a week, which is a great goal but might not be realistic until after the holidays.


  1. November 1, 2008 / 2:41 pm

    Joan! Wow! Really lovely. This one is best viewed BIG, must click to see all the wonderful planes of color. Once again, you’ve captured this image the way a photo can’t– Love that little triangle of light under her eye and the super saturated red/oranges!! Wonderful!!

  2. November 1, 2008 / 5:05 pm

    Diane, thank you for all your compliments. I really really enjoyed painting this,

  3. November 5, 2008 / 3:44 pm

    This is really fabulous – the warm tones on the side of her face make her just glow. Nice.

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