A friend in Arild asked me to make a painting of his wife as a birthday present.
He sent me a bunch of holiday photos, most of them taken with flash, which eliminates all nice shadows. I was able to use one photo and then I went to work…
It was very difficult and I was not happy for a long time. I built up the painting with several layers, I scraped, sanded, and played around. Finally I painted the sides in gold and added two layers of varnish on the entire painting.
Last Saturday the family came to look at it and pick it up. They were all pleased and happy with my work. And I was relieved.