100 OIL PORTRAITS IN 100 DAYS - Auntie Trude, 39/100, © Carol Nelson Fine Art
This is by far the hardest portrait I've done so far. I spent the better part of Super Bowl Sunday working on it. I photographed it, uploaded it, and then saw something that needed to be corrected, fixed the problem, and repeated the procedure FOUR times. This may not even be the final version.
The subject is my beloved Auntie Trude. She is 92 years old and sharp as a tack. She lives in her own home and walks every day, except when there's a blizzard or icy conditions up in Duluth, MN. She's active in her church, is always cooking and baking, and has tons of friends. The original photo, while having excellent lighting, was a little bland in color, so I changed the color of her shirt to something a little jazzier to match her personality.