Lila Lee from Lemora (Rainbeaux Smith) miniature painting is complete

I finished this small painting of Lila Lee from the film Lemora a few days ago. The actress Cheryl “Rainbeaux” Smith played the part in the movie.

I started this in September of last year, working on it pretty infrequently; only about 8 sessions of painting over a six-month period. I always have a lot of projects going at once…

Here’s the finished painting:

"Lila Lee" by Airn LeBus. Oil on wood panel, 2.5 x 3 inches, 2010.

"Lila Lee" by Airn LeBus. Oil on wood panel, 2.5 x 3 inches, 2010.

Initially I was going to paint this with a raw umber dead layer underpainting and glaze color over it, but it was looking too dark and I liked the way it was already, so I just added some color to it and left it as-is.

Greuze study update 3 and 4

I think this is almost done, but I’m not sure. I might decide to make some fairly major changes, I am still debating.

Greuze White Hat study work in progress

Greuze White Hat study work in progress

*Update 02-14-10: I did decide to make some big changes, and altered the nose, mouth, and other stuff. Here’s the current stage of the painting, maybe it’s really almost done this time:

White Hat study - work in progress 02-13-10

White Hat study - work in progress 02-13-10