This is a Portrait, painted in acrylics on a stretched cotton canvas in a muted palette and a photo-realistic style.
It was painted from a reference photo, completely by eye without gridding etc. As can be seen from the attached gif, it?s not too far off considering.
I called the painting Whistler?s Wife as the pose reminded me of James McNeil Whistler?s painting ?Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1? which was also more popularly known as ?Whistler?s Mother?, and since I constantly drive Netty half crazy with my whistling when I paint, it seemed the obvious choice for a title?
Dimensions: 30cm x 40cm, supplied unframed.