Well, I thought since I had an hour after dinner last night, I would lighten the background a bit on the left side. I was feeling that the coat and arm were getting lost in the background and I had also just been reading my Portrait Society Journal and admiring a portrait by @Ellen Cooper. I was liking the treatment she used for a black coat and decided to make the adjustments. Now that I see mine on the computer monitor, I am not so sure I like this for my painting. I will think on it for a day or so. Stay tuned to see if I change it back.
Linda Lawler is an artist working in a naturalist realism style. She works as an Illustrator and Portrait Artist. Ms Lawler is currently working from Western View Studio in Gore Virginia and teaches privately at the studio. Contact her for individualized instruction.
Her works have garnered her many awards, most recently, the Elaine and James Hewitt Award for Oils & Acrylic at the Audubon Artists Show, held at the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan in Sept. 2015. The award was for her painting, Family Tree.
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