In the previous blog the early stages of Sadie's painting were posted. My cousin only had a few photos of her and only one good one which was taken with a flash and cut off the bottom of her legs. The original background in the photo was quite dark due to using a flash. Since the last posting the background sky and reflected water have been lightened and the foreground filled in.
Creating a successful painting, both esthetically and accurately, is satisfying but bringing her back to life for him is the greatest pleasure of all.
The cover painting for a status and distribution bird book was finished a few days ago.. Once the book is published I will be able to share images of the painting.