A commisioned work for a decorator who was very happy with it! This took some time due to the detail and my procrastination ;-), but I am pleased with it. Take a peak below to see the process of this piece.

14 × 18 oil on canvas

The happy owners!

Featured in Painter’s Universe
Top 10 finish in “The Unsung Challenge – By Request” in Painter’s In Modern Times (PiMT)
Featured in Solo “Host Hullabaloo” Exhibition

The work in progress…
Underpainting for Value and Warmth

Color Begun

Giving it Shape and Detail

The Palette


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Leslie Gustafson is a traditonal artist passionate about creating Art That Feels – an outgrowth of her work as a psychotherapist for the last 24 years. Working in all media, with a special interest in pastels, her art is both realistic and focused on expressing and prompting feeling. Rich color, Christian and Relational themes as well as Portraiture play a large role in her gallery here at RedBubble.

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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackalmost 4 years ago

    It’s absolutely lovely Leslie…I am sure she’ll be pleased….

  • Thank you Janis! She will see it tomorrow:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 4 years ago

    October 16th, 2010
    ►"Featured Works Forum":http://www.redbubble.com/groups/painters-univer...
    Beautiful work and color palette ♥

  • Thank you again Mary! What an honor:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful, she ought to love it!

  • Oh, thank you so much Cindy!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethalmost 4 years ago

    beauutifully decorative!!

  • Thank you Lisa!!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...almost 4 years ago

    beautiful work,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,It is amazing when we see the progression from something so raw to the final beauty……………..well done wahini.

  • Thank you KJ! I enjoy seeing the progression of work – thought others might too! I really appreciate your continued support:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Bumchkin
    Bumchkinalmost 4 years ago

    superb job!! love it! :D

  • Thank you much! I appreciate your kind comment:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • MIchelle Thompson
    MIchelle Thompsonalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature – amazing work

  • Thank you so much Michelle!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanalmost 4 years ago

    it is beautiful Leslie and I really enjoyed viewing the process…well done ..bet they were over the moon!

  • Thank you Linda, and for the fav’ing:-). They were very pleased!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Kate Eller
    Kate Elleralmost 4 years ago

    Very lovely work Leslie……..I have no doubt that the client will be thrilled with this. I would be……and you are right to be pleased. This is so well done. Congrats on your feature!

  • Gosh! Thank you Kate! What a generous comment!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Michael Creese
    Michael Creesealmost 4 years ago

    Quite nice. The cerulean blue is perfect in this!

  • Thank you Michael!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

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