This commission work from my new client has been so fun to create. I was given a photograph to reference of my clients mother from a “flash-dance” glamour shoot.

The client asked to have the work drawn onto wood panel, the rest was free range for me. I decided to keep the background dark adding layers of dark stain to the wood around the figure. I would sand parts away to show a few hints of the wood grain coming through. This work is 24×30 in, so pretty large scale for a portrait. It was really inspiring to work at this size, recently most of my pieces have been smaller works around 14×17 in.

This was about 50 hours into this piece. Wait till you see the finished product!

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