With the passing of my wife’s mother I decided to do a memorial painting of her for my Father-In-Law.

In Loving Memory

Oil on Panel 6”x6”

 With the passing of my wife’s mother I decided to do a memorial painting of her for my Father-In-Law.

With the passing of my wife’s mother I decided to do a memorial painting of her for my Father-In-Law.

 Starting my drawing on a medium gray base I decided to start with the background first. Right to left because I’m a leftie. Painting the diamonds at such a tiny size proved to be an interesting challenge.

Starting my drawing on a medium gray base I decided to start with the background first. Right to left because I’m a leftie. Painting the diamonds at such a tiny size proved to be an interesting challenge.

 A close up of me painting the ring.

A close up of me painting the ring.

 Working my way across the top. Always looking at what I’ve painted and the drawing to see what adjustments I will need to make. I notice the the nose will need repositioning.

Working my way across the top. Always looking at what I’ve painted and the drawing to see what adjustments I will need to make. I notice the the nose will need repositioning.

 I left the face til last. I’m not a figurative painter so I wanted to build up some confidence in the piece before diving in. I researched a new mixing method for flesh using Cadmium Orange as my starting place. Was challenging to build up enough play between warm, cool, light and dark in such a small space.

I left the face til last. I’m not a figurative painter so I wanted to build up some confidence in the piece before diving in. I researched a new mixing method for flesh using Cadmium Orange as my starting place. Was challenging to build up enough play between warm, cool, light and dark in such a small space.