40's High School Hairdo

photo of my 8″ x 10″ oil painting, from an old family photo reference

I imagined the colors because this was from a black and white photo–but kept them soft and sweet. Like Mom!


…or something like that.


I’d never tried painting on an unprimed canvas before. Automatic frame for a 4″ x 6″ mini portrait, in oil.

Painting Practice

8″ x 10″ portrait sketch in oil, from a reference photo

One of these days, I’ll make a selfie.

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