Who they Are in oils
Painting a portrait is a special challenge for me. Seeking the right pose for the sitter means having them comfortable, natural, and reflecting the sense of identity that they have for themselves. Wanting to express their essence and likeness is, of course, also of prime importance. Painting a portrait is a joint effort from beginning to end so that the person or persons being painted and the artist are both well pleased with the finished painting.
Helen S. Ashmead
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Oil on Canvas
- The first painting is "After Gainsborough" is based on a Thomas Gainsborough painting of his daughters.
- The second painting is "Forrest Graham Ashmead." I painted this portrait of my father for his 90th birthday. I worked from an old photograph of him taken when he was a Colonel in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was base commander for the Flying Tigers in China.