Community Remains Oil Portrait Number 41

Community Remains Oil Portrait Number 41


2-hour oil sketch or custom painting oil portrait hand painted from life

for BFA thesis original oil paintings project Community Remains, in partial requirement for a BFA in Drawing and Painting for Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) and Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC).  Read Tali’s 2020 drawing and painting thesis Community Remains here.

There are times when a person’s unmoving face doesn’t quite reflect depth and complexity of their personalities. It’s up to the portrait artist to find the most fitting reality that better reflects the truth of the time they are with their subject. Developing a relationship with my sitter while they speak to me allows me to study a gamut or expressions and choose the one that I feel best reflects the interiority of these long-term community members.