Eleanor has an enigmatic expression, which was a challenge and a joy to capture. I loved painting the colors in her face and shoulders, and the reflected light in the shadows. 

The painting surface is a wood panel which is approximately 1/4" of an inch thick. It has a "dove tail slot" in the back, which means that it could be hung on the wall as-is, by sliding the slot onto the nail. However, it would also be well-suited for placing in a frame. The edges of the panel are painted with a coordinating color, so if the painting is hung unframed, the edges will look finished.

The painting has a light coat of damar varnish on it, to give it a little gloss.

- J. Dunster

Eleanor
J. DUNSTER


Oil painting on wood
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2016

12" h x 12" w x .25" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.

$400

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Artist
J. Dunster
Independence, Missouri

Getting to Know J.

Growing up in Southern California, J. Dunster got her start in the art world by selling celebrity portraits to fans - and sometimes even the celebs themselves! She moved on to study drawing, anatomy, and painting at Otis College of Art & Design, and now specializes in oil paintings of portraits, figures and animals. We think she has a special talent for painting furry felines! She paints to find the beauty and nobility in things, capturing emotion, drama and silliness. She says quite a few of her models act surprised by what they see in her portraits, “as if I discovered something more noble or beautiful in them. But it's not a put-on, that *is* what I see in them.” Fun fact: J. is learning Spanish (albeit slowly) by watching Spanish-language soap operas on TV.