Klein Family Portrait”, 20×16″, acrylic on canvas by Annie Dash Studios

I was honored to create this commissioned family portrait painting for my wonderful sister-in-law, Liesl Klein, and her husband Matthew in celebration of their first wedding anniversary.

Many thanks to Alyssa Buller for the reference photo.

My acrylic painting process involves many thin layers of paint, starting with a detailed drawing transferred to the canvas, then adding glazes of sepia and ultramarine blue and building with semi-opaque layers and glazes to finish. Here’s how the work evolved through each step of the process.