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Leo - a pastel portrait commission

7 monthes ago   |   By Rita Kirkman

"Leo" sold
This was one of my most time-consuming commissions from October. But what a sweet face! Leo was a joy to paint. The client had this photo. She knew just what she wanted; Leo centered, 24x30 and not larger than life. We decided on 22x28 to keep Leo from getting too large. Towards the end she gave me a second photo that showed Leo's features more accurately. (The original photo must have used a zoom lens, because the features seemed smaller and flatter.)
She and Leo's mom were thrilled! I introduced her to my local framer and I'm looking forward to seeing how he looks all framed...
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