Here is the finished portrait commission of Tyler, a handsome young man with a happy smile and a slightly quizzical look.
I used Judith Carducci's "under painting" with a pastel wash technique in the first stage of the portrait. (See postings from April 11 and 19 that describe Judith's work). This added a brightness to the color intensity of the finished painting.
Although I wasn't sure how the flag background would work when it was requested, I now think it adds color and interest to the final portrait.
I'm glad I was able to finish the painting in time for it to be a special Mothers Day gift.