It’s all about the highlights!

Today I finished a painting that was commissioned as a gift by a son for his mother.

Jäger, my subject matter has a beautiful face, so made my job very enjoyable!

It was requested that Jäger was painted in a tweed jacket, with a pink tie and a brooch.

I wanted to share with you two comparison pictures of before and after the highlights are added to a painting. It shoes how important the final touches are to a painting. Adding white highlights to a portrait painting are key to bringing it to life. This is clearly demonstrated in the comparison pictures below.

I thoroughly enjoyed painting Jäger and was very happy with the final artwork. This weekend the painting will be on its way to its forever home.

Before finishing the brooch
Before white highlights are added
After white highlights have been added

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