005I love doing portraits. This is one done recently of my friend Susan. I loved the simple clean lines and the minimal use of color. The face really stands out because of the neutral colors of the surrounding areas. When I saw this photo, I knew I wanted to paint it.

Inspiration is so important to the creative spirit. Without it there is no excitement for the subject. I personally think this shows in the finished work. The enjoyment of painting something you love seems to flow from the spirit of the artist into the paintbrush.

Sometimes it is just fun to paint for the sake of painting. I always learn something with each thing I do. I love commissions but also enjoy just painting something just for me.

Thank you, Susan for sending this photo my way. It gave me some practice and fun. Can’t wait to do the other one of you!




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