8 X 8
Oil on Panel
We went to our grand-sons first birthday party over the weekend. Our beautiful daughter-in-law's cousins were there. They are all beautiful young women (including our daughter-in-law).
Emily has a fresh bright disposition. I'm not sure I have captured her essence, but I gave it my best shot.
Here is the photo I used to paint this.
As I was cleaning up in my studio this last week, I was looking at the stack of paintings that didn't make the grade. There seemed to be all kinds of reasons they didn't work; bad composition, wrong colors etc, but the most common thing I saw was mud. Muddy paintings that were over-worked or cases where I hadn't been careful with my paint handling. It pays to think twice and apply once.
Here is how this painting might look framed.