This watercolor portrait was commissioned as a birthday gift. The model’s husband is a terrific published photographer who provided me with very nice, well lighted, photos to use as source material. As this was to be a surprise, I employed photos of hats and period costumes from my picture file to place her in period dress. I emailed line drawing to show the intended presentation before I began the painting. A few years before, I also painted the model’s husband, who this time is the commissioning client, in pirate garb as a Christmas gift, so the couple now has His and Her matching piratical portraits. I have completed both watercolor and oil portraits such as this.
Another example Is this portrait celebrating a wedding completed from several photos taken on their wedding day.