Monday, December 28, 2009

Ashley in a Red Top

One thing I enjoy about realistic painting is taking liberties of exaggeration in small ways. Here I stretched out the profile of the face. It's not exactly flattering to Ashley, whose face is quite pleasing and near perfect, but I felt it brought an added dimension of interest to the painting. I hope she doesn't mind.

oil on gesso panel, 7 x 5 inches, 2008


  1. Those fingers and the texture of the "canvas"
    allows the viewer to experience the sence of touch.
    At least I did.
    Charles, your work is amazing!

  2. Just absorbing your work - thanks.