Couple Un­der Swans Lake Pa­vil­ion

Project details

This com­mis­sioned por­trait was done in sev­er­al paint­ing ses­sions on a 50 x 30 cm wood pan­el. The start­ing point was a con­trasty low res di­git­al photo from a couple pos­ing un­der a pa­vil­ion in the middle of a small lake in the city park of Liepaja, Latvia. I choose a new im­age sec­tion and equal­ized some parts in the back­ground, es­pe­cially the pa­vil­ion ar­chi­tec­ture to cor­rect ab­er­rant lines. Then I star­ted to block in the ba­sic shapes and build up a more and more re­fined pic­ture. Fi­nally I was fo­cus­ing on the fig­ures and the faces.

It's important that the protagonists will be recognized by the beholder. The important thing in this kind of works is to create something special for my clients actually mostly friends and relatives, but even to improve my overall painting skills for the future projects.