Size: 13.5"W x 17.75"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2008
This delicate monochromatic oil painting of a woman in profile was painted from life on 13.5" x 17.75" unstretched canvas. (The image can fit within a 11x14 or 12x16 frame.) The values were created by covering the canvas in a middle blue, wiping away the color with a cloth to reveal the highlights on her face, and adding a dark blue to create the depth in her shadows.
After growing up drawing and painting in Pennsylvania, April Best earned her Bachelor's degree in Illustration from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has since illustrated a self-published children's book, sold art online, and been commissioned for custom portraits and artworks. Her current work has a focus on portraiture with elements of fantasy., and anatomical-based illustrations.