This is my rather expressionistic interpretation of a photo provided by artist Karin Jurick on her Different Strokes From Different Folks blog, where artists are encouraged to work creatively from the photos that she posts. In this challenge, artists were paired up and asked to provide a photo of each other – from which they would create a portrait. Upon seeing the photo of Petra, someone who was a complete stranger, I just went with my first impression which was: she seems to have a lively personality. Also, a good reason to let one’s color sense fly! If Petra was willing, I would love to try another portrait, different pose.
I’m happy to report that this painting is no longer available as Petra and I have traded portraits!