Kissed By Firelight

90x65cm acrylic on panel

This was the first portrait I painted in my new studio. I was able to control the lighting for dramatic effect. I placed 2 cool gels over a softbox illuminating from above and then used a warm gel over a small lamp on the floor to simulate firelight at night. My wife sat for this portrait in several very short sessions. This painting won 3rd in the South African Portrait Society competition.