Saturday, April 25, 2009

100 years!

I was commisioned to paint a portret of a man who turned 100 last month. Because it was to be a surprise I could only use photo reference, always tricky. But it turned out quite well and the comissioner as well as the birthday boy were very happy with it. In the background I used some gold pigments. That works real well with the golden edge of the frame, and gave the piece a classic feel, without becoming kitsch.