This is a new portrait I just completed of my niece’s daughter, Kenzie. The reference photo used was when she was much younger, so I had to add little changes like more hair and wisps of hair behind her neck. Believe it or not, this portrait took me awhile because of the bow on her head! That was the most difficult part.
Anyway, it was all good. I dropped it off to the happy parents and wouldn’t you know, as small as Kenzie is, she kept staring at the reference photo and the pastel portrait that they had placed on a shelf, and her eyes kept darting back and forth like she knew it was her. She was smiling too, and that makes it all worth it! Another one done! Next!!!
This is the picture that was inspired from a photo of my daughter, Caitlin, when she was small. She will be transformed into an amish girl smelling a flower in the garden with a butterfly or two. I seem to be stuck in the garden of flowers as I am not sure what colors I want to use…so I sit and stare…and try to picture it in my mind. I will try and finish this by mid-week at most. Then, I will share it with you, I promise! Any ideas…please share!
I have been wanting to try my hand at portraits of my own kids, since I have so many pictures of them I can choose from. I figured this would be great practice while I come up with more picture of angels, amish children or other paintings for my portfolio. So here is Kelsey. I just love her profile….she looks like she belongs in the victorian era. I would love to try her in a large victorian hat! My other daughter Caitlin, looks like she could have been from the 1940’s. I am going to do her next and you will see what I mean. But for now, here is Kelsey. Hope you like it.
Here is the finished piece of Amish Girl In The Garden. I hope you like it.
I don’t know if it was because I received many reviews on this piece in it’s beginning stages, that I was afraid I would disappoint in it’s finishing stages. I just wanted to keep touching it here and there, until I finally said to myself that I just had to get it out there and leave it alone and go on to the next one!
But anyway…I hope you like it. I blurred the edges on this one a little bit to give it more of a soft appearance.
Here are two new pastel pictures I have been working on. Since Christmas, it has been so hard to keep working on my art, but I finally started up again. I tried my hand at a landscape with Lancaster Morning. I took a photo I had from our last trip to PA and added an air balloon to it. Then, I just had to do one of my best-loved subject…angels. I like the way this came out so soft and looking like Spring!
Hope you like them! Back to the drawing board…so I can show you more. 🙂
Thought I would try my hand at acrylics, and this time I did one of my favorite subjects…angels. I had to play with this one for awhile and I finally figured out how to blend and highlight a little better, which is kind of difficult with this medium, as it dries rather quickly. Anyway, hope you like it…
I just finished these pastel portraits for a friend as she wanted to give them as housewarming gifts. I did these on the smooth side of the pastel paper, unlike the one done in the previous post, which was done on the textured side. I was afraid to try this, but I think I like this side better as the eyes and face come out so much clearer. What do you think?