Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Cousin

"Cousin"

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.






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1 comment:

  1. This portrait is stunning Karla! I love the skin tones and there is a timeless quality to the whole portrait!

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