Hello! I just wanted to share with you what happens when I can’t find any good reference material or little child models to model for paintings I want to complete. What I do is look through old photo albums when my kids were younger and when I find a perfect pose, I turn them into whatever I would like them to be.
For example, I can take an old picture of my daughter when she was small, and if she is facing a certain way that I think that I can use, then suddenly she becomes a flower fairy…or an angel…or in this case, an Amish girl.
When I found these pictures, I could picture in my mind what I wanted them to be. I just change certain items in the pictures to suit my needs and hopefully it comes out the way I want it to. So far, Patrick is doing a fine job. We’ll see, as he is not yet completed. He will be holding a goat in a barn, and Caitlin will be smelling flowers in a garden.