Hello, I have been working on this the last few days. This is my niece Sarah, she is a beautiful young woman. I worked hard to get a good likeness and I think it is pretty close. She was leaning forward in the photo so her shoulders were up pretty high, I changed that and moved them down and suggested a top. This is oil on a 11 X 14 canvas panel.
Another subject, I would like your thoughts on this. If an artist does not have a fine arts degree do you consider them self taught? If they have had lessons and workshops do you still consider them to be self taught? I know a lot of artists say they are self taught but rarely do you meet anyone who hasn't taken lessons and or workshops, so are they really self taught? Thanks so much SOLD