Artwork / 2009 / Mary

painted portrait, commissoned
Gwenn Seemel
acrylic on canvas
17 x 14 inches

As part of the commission process, I ask clients to describe what they like and don’t like about my work. Though this is an exercise that can be delicate for all involved, it’s well worth it for both parties. In Mary’s case, her husband was particularly interested in this painting, so I took elements of that composition and combined them with the sense of playful mischief that I saw in Mary to make her portrait.