This is the full-sized value sketch for my latest painting. At 18 x 24", it's the largest oil that I've worked on so far.
Stephanie is a bubbly, young mother of two, with tattoos covering her legs and one arm, piercings, bright red hair, and not an ounce of ambivalence about her choices. She likes to "have her art with her wherever she goes." My goal for this painting is to go beyond the tattoos and piercings to show her gentle personality.