Laurie in Green


Oil on panel.    This portrait was done with young dancer Laurie posing for my art group.  This painting was an on-going struggle because most of her face was in shadow and there was a mix of light from bulbs and cool window lighting.  And so trying to get all that, plus the vagaries of white balance setting in a digital camera, and the normal questions of mixing skin tones, led to re-painting about 3 times.