Quadruple Portrait

Here’s my recent quadruple portrait of a friend of mine and his family. I made the frame out of cherry wood with the help of my dad Karl over the holiday break. I hadn’t done oil paintings in a couple of years and it’s been gratifying to get back into the flow of oil paint. It had been so long that I’d forgotten how different it is from acrylic, not only in the obvious difference in drying time, but in the way that certain oil colors will blend with others. I learned and relearned a lot making these portraits. Thanks to the Newby Family for being my subjects!

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