Portrait of Cheyenne

Cheyenne. 11x14, oil on linen panel. 2015

Before staring this sketch portrait I made a note for myself to use delicate paint handling and keep the key at a high value. The portrait that I did earlier in the year, before she passed, of our dog Hannah was a great help in establishing the palette and overall approach that I used for Cheyenne.

After doing the block-in the day before, I completed the portrait in its entirety the next day in one long painting session.



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