Elisabeta (NFS)

Image: 17x27 framed

I have been waiting since our family visit to Ireland in 2004 to paint this portrait of my lovely daughter, Elisabeta. I finally decided on the right size and format when I purchased an antiqued gold frame in 2012.

Prior to our tour of Ireland, Elisabeta bought a deep green medieval dress to wear on the trip. When we stayed at Kinnitty Castle she posed for me as you see in the painting, sitting in the recessed window seat in a very dark room. The surrounding darkness brought to mind Rembrandt and his style of painting which I tried to keep in mind as I painted this.