"Finished" Studies

Recently a couple of clients came to the studio to consider purchasing a few quick sketch oil studies and commissioned me to turn the studies into finished paintings. I was so struck by the uniqueness of the request, I immediately agreed and this post (and the next) show the result.

For you (those who follow this blog) ... it's a cute "before and after" story. You get to see what they looked like as quick studies, then as finished paintings. Of course, most of what makes a finished painting really glow doesn't show up in my photos. But ... I'll try to share them anyway. Can you tell the difference?


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