Jenna & Frederick #10, originally uploaded by debifitz.
O.K.... this is pretty much finished. I do want to do a tiny bit more to Fred's head. I always see something I want to change or tweak a bit when I take a photograph. Actually, it is hard for me to actually say a painting is "finished".... they never truly are! The hardest part of this piece is Fred... all the black... there are so many different shades of black and they all dry differently ... some glossy and some matt and everything in between! I will spray the painting with a retouch varnish to protect it and also to bring all the sheens up to just one. It also makes it look richer... almost like the paint is floating on the canvas... I love that part! This piece is also going to be professionally scanned before it ships so the clients can have a few gicleas made.