Monday, February 25, 2013

Commissioned Painting

16 x 20 in
Oil on Canvas 

This painting was done for a client a while ago and finally got the approval to post it.  It was a lot of fun creating this painting from beginning to end.  This painting is completely opposite to what I usually paint but I like being challenged and I feel this was a great challenge.  

I started with a sketch with what I thought the client was looking for.

After sending the original picture to the client, I made revisions to the hair and thorns.

Then made more revisions to the thorns, in the other picture she started appearing more like the statue of liberty.

Once the drawing phase is approved I went straight to the portrait and started carving out the forms.

I continued all the way to the arms and chest area, sending pictures of each stage to the client making sure they approve.

Then I added the shirt and blood to the figure which were the finishing touches.


Thanks for stopping and viewing, hope you enjoyed! 


SYLVIANE said...

Your painting is beautiful, Jonathan; finding the subject alarming, wondering what could be the motivation of the client. Which title could you give it?

Takeyce Walter said...

I would title it "Madonna". Interesting subject matter - does make you search for the meaning behind it all. Well painted.

Jonathan said...

@SYLVIANE the subject matter is a bit disturbing but it goes with her personality. Sometime's clients have crazy ideas but I like the challenge.

@Takeyce Walter Thank you for your comment. I was going to title the painting but since it is not mine and it was for a client decided not to. If I did keep it I would title it "Madonna".

Lisa Nagel said...

wow...this is great!!!