12" x 12"
oil on 3/4" gessoboard
mounted in floater frameThere's a story here - a friend wanted me to paint her dogs but her dogs were pretty difficult. Then she suggested maybe a vacation photo - so that's where I started with this photo of Portofino - which I cropped the hell out of to get what I wanted to paint, maybe not what she wanted. The rebel that I am I didn't even ask if this was what she wanted - I just needed something to paint and I needed to try my new color Naples Yellow by Holbein - now I know how to use the color it was a great assignment. I'm no business man I can tell you that. She doesn't even know about this painting - so that's the story.
I did paint her dogs after all and I love the way they turned out more on that another time.