The Artist’s Daughter – Classical Realism

"The Artist's Daughter" ©2012 Janice Tanton. Oil on linen panel. 14"x18"
“The Artist’s Daughter” ©2012 Janice Tanton. Oil on linen panel. 14″x18″

I’m pleased to present the finished work, “The Artist’s Daughter”. Featured in earlier posts, and the subject of a process video (see links below), this has been an important work for me – not only because my model and muse is my daughter Grace, but because it was my first concentrated effort in creating a figurative work in a classical style.

The Artist's Daughter: ©2012 Janice Tanton. Graphite on paper. 18x14.
The Artist’s Daughter: ©2012 Janice Tanton. Graphite on paper. 18×14.


This piece will be included as one from my private collection in the upcoming solo exhibition, “Ordinary Alchemy” at Bluerock Gallery, opening August 4th, 2012.  Stay tuned to this blog for further information and your exclusive invitation!

Here are the earlier posts for this work, featuring video progressions if you are interested in the process and development:

The Initial Sketch

Video – The Artist’s Daughter – DAY ONE

The Artist’s Daughter – DAY TWO

The Artist’s Daughter – DAY THREE



This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Andre

    Awesome job. I like how you used very subtle undertones in the red to create more diversity in the color. The gray in the painting creates a somewhat epic atmosphere, meaning it makes me wonder what this girl is thinking, what mood she’s in, and what she’s going to do next. The wind blowing the hair creates the tension, which enhances the impact of the panting.

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