Portrait commission for a woman who’s mother served in World War 2 as a Red Cross Nurse, & recently passed away. I painted the portrait from the original photo onto a piece of reclaimed wood in metallic gold & purple acrylics – which were the subjects favourite colours. Below you can see the original photo from 1940 against my painting. I changed the pose slightly to straighten it as this worked better for portraiture. The paint colours work well with this vintage theme & the metallic gold makes the painting look slightly different from from different perspectives. My client is overjoyed with the painting & it now takes pride of place in her living room.