Mike Leavy Art Works
Representational oil and acrylic paintings by a Victoria BC artist

Girl in corduroy hat

Framed portrait sketch:

16”X20” oil on canvas

People have said that the girl in the picture looks sad, as she isn't smiling. But the reality of modelling is that its tough to keep smiling for the length of time a picture takes to paint. She seemed happy enough during breaks in posing!

Note that this picture was painted during a David Goatley painting class. I don't recall if any of his brushstrokes ended up in this one, but it surely benefited from his watchful eye, advice and example.