Head and shoulders, custom painting oil portrait of young lady with green eyes and bright red short hair painted by Talya Johnson as part of BFA thesis project Community Remains

Community Remains Oil Portrait Number 46

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

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.

I painted this young lady twice. Her first portrait is number 11. She asked me if I would be willing to paint her portrait for private reasons and I was happy to oblige, curious in how I would interpret the same subject twice. I think the difference between them is quite striking. It’s obvious my perception of her charged significantly during the months in between the sittings, the 2019/2020 school year was rough on so many levels, and he added experience shows on her face. She likes this painting better than the first, so it’s the one I used in the final display. . I like the previous one better, because it reminds me of my first interactions I had with her at OCAC, and her youthful imagination...she looks like one of the faery folk I like to imagine. I know we all have to grow up, but adulthood can be overrated and I know my subject would agree with me on that. ❤