John will be teaching a "Classical Portrait Painting" Workshop at The Arts Council or Princeton June 20-22!
I have not shown this in a while but like the effect I achieved with the Renaissance hood and the gold leaf. This is of Chelsea Allen, a co-worker and friend of mine while I worked in Princeton. She was one of my favorite models and I always lived trying to get her elusive expression.
The painting is 18x24" and is oil and gold leaf on canvas.
Artist, teacher and founder of The Bucks County Classical Arts Center in Bucks County PA.
"I have been involved in the Bucks County PA and Mercer County Art Scene for over 15 years. I have been making and showing traditional classical artwork, mentoring students, and being part of the vibrant art scene here. I believe that art has a continually transformative and positive effect on peoples lives and I am proud to be part of that process." John Murdoch