Portrait of Us
I couldn’t quite get the color of her hair right.
I stepped back from my oil canvas and tried to eye the painting with a fresh, unbiased perspective. I’d already blocked in the background colors for my portrait, soft hues of green and blue that complemented the model’s flowing peach dress.
Maiko sat facing us, her long hair a rich brown-black that draped across her shoulder like a dark river. Her perfect skin was creamy,...