acrylic on canvas
This is another example of a single subject portrait with a simple vignette background. Above is the reference photo used for this portrait. I like the face to be the center of interest, especially when the expression is as cute as this one, so I will often make it quite detailed with brush strokes getting looser and looser as I move away from the face. As you can see, in the painting, I gave Aubrey a more relaxed body pose than she had in the reference photo. This is a good example of where artistic license comes in.