10"x8" oil on ca
nvas. The lovely Yuko actually had her hair done up in a kind of point on top of her head—a cone head. I chose to cut it off for this portrait and I think it works. The challenge with these portraits and the way I paint are the transitions. You may not have noticed, but I am not too shy with my application of color. This pigment abuse is okay as long as the values in my transitions, especially in the curved areas, are maintained.
Posted November 17, 2010
sold • private collection west hollywood, ca

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