Oil Painting: Garth Herrick Portrait Demo: Working on Other Portraits

Garth Herrick oil portrait

Herrick takes a break from this portrait to work on other projects.

The client has been great—they were more concerned with getting the best painting than getting the finished piece at a particular time. But because the painting was taking up a lot of space in my studio and uses my best easel, I am very motivated to keep it moving along. In between painting sessions on this piece, I have to complete other commissions. For example, I just completed this painting of a Federal judge, the late honorable Clifford Scott Green.

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About the Artist
Garth Herrick was a semifinalist in the Smithsonian Institution’s Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition and was awarded a certificate of excellence by the Portrait Society of America at their 2006 International Portrait Competition. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he received the William Emlen Cresson Memorial Traveling Scholarship, the Stewardson Prize, and the Thouron Prize. Herrick’s commissions include portraits of eight notable federal judges, a governor, a mayor and numerous cultural, educational, and business leaders. His work hangs in a number of public, corporate, and private collections. View his work at www.garthherrick.com.

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