I loved the big braid down the model's back and the simplicity of the pose just seemed to call for soft blue tones. I used gold leaf accents to add a dreamlike quality to the visual narrative. The edges are painted black and the piece is ready to hang!

- Patrick Soper

French Braid

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

24" h x 12" w x .5" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



Patrick Soper
Lafayette, Louisiana

Getting to Know Patrick

Patrick Soper paints works that explore line, texture and the female body. In his paintings, he explores the texture of paint and different color combinations. Many of his pieces mix flesh tones with other colors to add interest. When he's not making art, he enjoys traveling, fishing, reading, and going to outdoor music festivals. Fun fact: Patrick was originally a zoology major and met his wife in a taxidermy shop.