Shown at right;  Mike took numerous photos of the Usserys.>
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CHARLES and YVONNE USSERY                                                                         Oil on canvas,  45 x 34".
^Shown above; Mike is working from
life on the Ussery's oil portrait at a middle
stage of completion.
The single most
important step in Mike's positive-realism
portrait procedure is to schedule some
painting time from life with a subject(s)
PORTRAIT PROCEDURE

Shown at right; A lifesize charcoal compositional sketch by the
artist that was approved by Charlie before any painting began.>
Shown at middle right; Mike working from life at the
Central Florida studio at an early stage of the Ussery's oil
portrait.>
Shown below right; is the Ussery's portrait
in a presentation frame at a nearly
completed stage in studio, surrounded by
oil head studies of Charlie and Yvonne,
their actual costumes borrowed and placed
on mannequins in order to save them
additional painting time from life, as well
as a separate study of Yvonne in costume.>
Good portraiture is a team effort!  It was a
joy working with and serving the
Usserys.Collection of the Usserys
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Photo taken by the artist.
Nearly completed portrait in a presentation frame
with costumes, mannequins, and life studies.
Lifesize compositional sketch.
Painting from an early live sitting at the studio.