Community Remains Oil Portrait Number 31

Community Remains Oil Portrait Number 31


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.

This young lady was a sheer delight to paint. She made me laugh, and broke my heart, and brought all my protective maternal instincts to the surface. One of the few sitters who truly relished being looked at, she held my gaze and I almost lost myself in her expressive brown eyes. It’s amazing what two hours of conversation can teach you about a person. I tried several different color backgrounds on her painting, but her lovely skin tones demanded a deeply saturated environment...only magenta would do her justice. I admire people who can stand up to pure magenta. It takes a powerful sort of person to pull it off.