Special Birthday portrait

This beautiful lady has some very special friends who love her very much. I was commissioned to make a portrait for her birthday and it was given to her at the party thrown in her honour. I used paper which I prepped myself to make the portrait in my 'paperface' style and keep her complexion clear and creamy.  I had fun surrounding her with all her 'favourite things' - photos of family and friends, home and holiday places, work places, books, records, food and wine.  It was a joy to make and I'm pleased to report that she loves it!

|Francesca's portrait, final 16.5.16