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Red Beret

Little 9×7″ pretty lady in high detail. I started this one a little differently, by starting with a pthalo blue under-painting and featuring the primary colors.

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Mustard Queen – New Self Portrait

Oil on canvas 12×24″.

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Young Girl Commission

 

I absolutely loved this project.

For this project we did a full photoshoot. From those photos, the family selected a favorite (which was actually my favorite too) for the portrait. The eyes are captivating.. and huge!

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Bathing Beauty, Newest Painting – Step by Step

I am proud to announce my newest painting, Bathing Beauty. Oil on 16″x20″ stretched canvas.

Bathing Beauty by Mandy Maxwell

Bathing Beauty by Mandy Maxwell

This painting felt like a great accomplishment to complete. I worked with a very limited and specific color palette of complimentary colors, plus white. It was quite an experience and I think the result turned out even better than the photograph.

Original photograph taken by me with my friend Jen modeling. We had her in my bathtub with with flower petals and limbs with giant thorn clusters (not in this picture, however).

Bathing Beauty, step by step.

Base drawing of Bathing Beauty

Base drawing of Bathing Beauty

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Self Portraits by Mandy Maxwell

I haven’t done a real self portrait since I was in high school, but recently had a kick I suppose.

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In the Light

Miniature self portrait – 4in x 4in oil on canvas.

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Windswept

Me and my long hair… 5in x 7in oil on canvas.

Mom’s Christmas Present

This was painted for my wonderful Mother for Christmas 2013. It is me and her from a photograph she loves. It is now hanging in the entry way of her house in a beautiful white frame.

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The faces were fun and … that lacy shadow.. was fun to paint!

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