Sunday, April 29, 2012

Girl 12

6x6 oil on paper
sold
Girl 12 is Ainsley's little sister Layla.  This was her princess smile.  She has the sweetest little voice you have ever heard come out of a kid.  For some reason my painting of Layla makes her seem older than she is, maybe it is all the shadow going on.  There will be more paintings of Layla and her sister..they are perfect models to work from and have lots of personality.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Girl 11

6x6 oil on paper
sold
Girl 11 is our family friend Ainsley..she was chewing some yummy green gum when I took this photo.  Her sister will be my next portrait..they are fun little girls.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Girl 10

6x6 oil on paper
sold
A great addition to the girl series..I love painting silly faces, you can't take yourself too seriously when your subject is making this face.  This is another one of my neighbor Jordan..she gave me some good faces to work from.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Girl 9

6x6 oil on paper
sold
Number 9 in my girl series is my niece Arissa..she has so much personality which made her easy to paint.  It always surprises me how some paintings are effortless, when others drive you to insanity and then you wipe them off anyway...just one of the painter's struggles.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Girl 8

6x6 oil on paper
sold
Another of my daughter for the "Girl" series.  These are so great to paint and they have given me many new ideas for larger works.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Girl 7

6x6 oil on paper
sold
This one is of my little Ginger..the photo was taken on the beach so the sun is in her eyes..so cute.  This is the last painting for Art Downtown, I will be showing 5 all together..should make for a fun little series.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Girl 6

6x6 oil on paper
This is Ellery, who didn't hesitate when I asked her to make a silly face.  She is another of our neighbor girls.  This painting will also be for Art Downtown April 13.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Girl 5

6x6 oil on paper
This is Madison, another neighbor girl of mine.  She was very focused on painting a birdhouse when I took this photo of her.  This painting will also be included in my series for Art Downtown.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Girl 4

6x6 oil on paper
Another beautiful neighbor girl for my series.  These portraits are such a learning experience, I feel like I improve with every painting.  More to come soon.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Girl 3

6x6 oil on paper
Back to my girl series of portraits.  Painted this one of my neighbor girl, Jordan..boy is she fun to paint.  I am working on a set of six or so for an upcoming event, Art Downtown here in Grand Rapids on April 13.