The model for this painting was a friend of one of my art associates, who generously posed for several of us artists. She is a warm and beautiful person, inside and out.  In this portrait I was interested in exploring the warm and cool color temperature on the model's skin. 

I am fascinated with the anatomy of the neck and shoulders, and so I enjoyed painting her lovely neck in this painting.

This painting is on a cradled wood panel with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- J. Dunster

Warm & Cool

Oil painting on wood

Signed on front

14" h x 14" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



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.