Oil on canvas
70 x 50cm
This is one of my most recent portraits of a friend that I met during university, Sarah. I took this photo in 2014 at a party when Sarah was doing her exchange from Wellesley College in Boston to Edinburgh University. I was stuck by the direct lamp light, which you can’t see and her pensive gaze.
I’ve always wanted to paint this photo as it has always fascinated me because of the complexity of the colour and lighting. The green bowl adds a dynamic element to the portrait as the glow of green reflects up on to Sarah’s face. I’m pleased that I’ve finally painted it and satisfied my curiosity.