The Joy of Eva – Oil Painting on Canvas 60 x 90

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Hi Matt, I thought to paint this portrait as I fell in love with the lavender field and the joy on my sister’s face.. But, must say the lavender was a challenge!! I have made so many corrections, still not satisfied as her look is realistic but the lavender looks to me like illustration style. It comes too much magenta so I glazed a little the right side with light blue. I am also not sure if the blurred part on the ref photo should be applied to the paint? This is what the camera lens sees but not sure if this looks ok for paint? 
In general, the ref photo is much filtered for Instagram and taken in the evening, this was a bit hard to paint. To make it more alive I added textures into the sky and deeper a few tones.
What do you think?

Thank you



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July 13, 2021

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