Letter for Joanne by Cathy Amendola

24×28 oil on canvas over masonite

This is my daughter Joanne at 10, we were on vacation in Maine…she recieved a letter from her friend..I called her name, took a photo..and painted this Portrait of her….

My painting style is described as, Classical Academic painting in oils, in the Italian Renaissance Manner …I incorporates elements into my paintings like that of the old Masters. (I use a graph on my reference and canvas,
then a charcoal sketch on the canvas, step #2 an underpainting and finally an oil painting) I hope you enjoy my work, and thank you for your visit…

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  • Anna Shishkovskaya
    Anna Shishkovs...about 5 years ago

    amazing… i love it

  • Thank you so much Anna,

    – Cathy Amendola

  • Jasmin Witham
    Jasmin Withamabout 5 years ago


  • Hello Jasmin…thank you!

    – Cathy Amendola

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 5 years ago

    This I had to favor, love everything about it.

  • Thank you Jim…you are such a pal!

    – Cathy Amendola

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonabout 5 years ago

    What Jim said:-)

  • LOL!!!! that’s good enough for me Leslie! Thank you!

    – Cathy Amendola

  • kindangel
    kindangelabout 5 years ago

    Such beautiful portrait!!! You do magnificent painting,Cathy !!! :)))

  • Thank you so much kindangel….

    – Cathy Amendola

    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 5 years ago

    Superb !!!
    The highlights and shadows work, perfectly !!!

  • as always George, I so appreciate your comments!

    – Cathy Amendola

  • Randy Sprout
    Randy Sproutabout 5 years ago

    Still stuns me every time I look at this one; with the softness of her face and sweatshirt, yet the precision of that white sheet of paper. Just LOVELY!

  • Thank you so much Randy….love the comments…you hit the high poits my friend!

    – Cathy Amendola

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteabout 5 years ago

    Superb Gathy.A fav

  • Thank you Gilberte….so glad you like it…

    – Cathy Amendola

  • Fiona  Lee
    Fiona Leeabout 5 years ago

    Georgeous portrait!

  • Hello Fiona…thank you!

    – Cathy Amendola

  • Norah Jones
    Norah Jonesabout 5 years ago

    Beautifuly painted.

  • I’m so glad you like it Norah….thank you!

    – Cathy Amendola

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