(2nd Place – Painting)
School: Palmer High School
This painting is a part of a series of portraits I am producing. This past year I have been participating in a portrait group and have really taken to the act of painting live models. Being able to see the depth, light, color, and personality of the model is so much more satisfying then from a photo reference. I was honored to paint Rejoy Armamento live this past winter. It is truly an experience to paint an individual with all of their quirks and personality right in front of you. Rejoy was an amazing women her confidence and beauty emanated off of her and I attempted to express that.