The lady that commissioned this portrait wanted to combine what I used to do (paint whimsical, sassy girls from my imagination) with what I do now (paint portraits from photographs). I tried to tell her no, I couldn't pull that off, but for some reason she had faith in me and wouldn't take no for an answer. I'm so glad for that because this was a lot of fun and made me realize I can paint portraits that aren't exactly like the photo, or in this case, nothing like it. Yay for new ground!
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