Saturday, March 7, 2009
Laura was commissioned to do a portrait of a retired architect for his birthday. Laura had just over a fortnight to do the painting in time for the birthday celebration, and varnishing took place on the day before the event! Instead of attempting a "likeness" in the usual way, Laura has made up an image of the person, by depicting tools of their trade, and items that express their interests. The painting was in acrylic on MDF board and measured approximately one metre (39 inches) high.