Friday, March 13, 2009

Christl's Mum

Christl's Mum by Liza Hirst

oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
15 cm x 15 cm / 5,9" x 5,9"
sold - verkauft - vendu


Barbara M. said...

Hi Liza,

What a beautiful portrait. This face
looks incredibly familiar. Have you
painted her before? I love the


Liza Hirst said...

Hi Barbara,
no, I haven't painted her before.
This is one of four portraits I was
commissioned to do of people I have never met. A friend yesterday suggested I should paint the teeth more in detail or at least integrate a shadow - what do you think? I didn't really like the idea for this one because the painting is so small but maybe I haven't got enough distance to judge. Does it disturb you ( or anybody else reading this) the way it is?

Barbara M. said...

Hi Liza,

I think it's risky getting into detail
with the teeth -- especially in a small portrait. I'd go with your
instinct. I love the portrait right now.

It's amazing.