This was portrait was completed a long time ago. It’s an oil painting on gessoed wood panel. I took photos of Rebecca and chose this pose for the final painting set in her parents garden in Mill Valley California.
Painting on gessoed wood gives a smoother surface than canvas. Sometimes I prefer this smooth surface for better control over the paint. I am drawn to the contrast of light and dark contrasts in my work of sunlight and rich background painting.
I have this painting.