I was immediately attracted to the idea of painting this woman. She was full of ambiguity. Her face was assertive, but had a subtle edge. The turn of her head, her sunglasses, and the interplay of light and shadow all seemed to make me wonder about her even more. I originally had painted a busy, light background behind her, but played around with darkening it instead, which seemed to help highlight her expression and mood.

Image size: 11 x 15 inches

Matted: yes (matted size 16 x 20 inches), in white

Purchase: contact me for details

4 Responses to ““Sassafras””

  1. Lorraine Brown

    I love viewing your portraits Terry and am also interested in your narrative and when I review your painting I can see how you well you capture what has drawn you to your subject.


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