Portrait Vignette Adult

Portrait Vignette Adult

Posthumous Portrait Commission

Posthumous Portrait Commission

Vignettes are a less formal solution to own an original oil painting at a fraction of the cost of a fully, developed painting. Done either in monochrome or color with the face being more loosely developed; the majority of the painting varies in the degree of finish and has a solid background.

There are various ways to treat a portrait vignette. In this particular instance I have chosen to add a solid background and completely cover the weave of the fabric.

Here are previous posts on how I painted Ahmed Ali Ismail...

Starting Vignette

Color block in

Finished Vignette

It is also very common to leave the weave of the canvas visible, which is the case in the following examples:

The Artists Mother Sir Thomas Lawrence
Bouguereau unfinished detail