I shared a progress photo a couple of weeks ago of a portrait commission I was working on. Now that Christmas is past and the portrait has been delivered (to tears and delight), I can post the finished painting. This was a fun-and challenging-project, as the cell phone reference photo was dark, shadowed and a little blurry. My goal was to create a bright, happy, girly portrait that wasn’t too sweet. According to her mom, mission accomplished!