Kuniko

I'd never painted Kuniko before, and wow, what a great model!  She stayed as still as a statue.  I had about two and a half hours, and I spent the majority of the time using very large brushes.  I deliberately tried to avoid blending, so you see swatches of paint, which is a style I've been experimenting in my recent portraits.  The color scheme is a little quirky, but I think the picture is pretty lively.  The likeness is quite good.  

It's always a good sign when the model asks to take photos of your painting, as she did.  I hope I can paint Kuniko again!  (I also hope I'm spelling her name correctly!)

 Geoff Watson, "Kuniko," oil on panel, 11" x 14," 2018.

Geoff Watson, "Kuniko," oil on panel, 11" x 14," 2018.