Wednesday, April 15, 2009

"Easter"

4 x 8"
oil on masonite
sold

Sometimes I have a quiet evening when I know I'm only in the mood to paint something quick and loose - a study of sorts. I spotted this little girl on Easter morning, outside of a nearby church - a perfect little subject to practice painting children. I also did a little head study you'll see tomorrow.



8 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

I love the "moment in time" aspect of this painting, helped by your beautiful, visible brush strokes.

Mark Bridges said...

That's a beautifully painted piece.

Jane Hunt said...

Yes, the looseness of this piece is wonderful!

Cristall said...

Love it - it brings good memories back of an Easter I spent in Washington DC and a picnic I saw at a nearby church.

JMahorney said...

beautiful brushwork as always.I love the skin tones as the approach the forehead highlight.

Gary Keimig said...

very nice figure work. Very expessive in a painterly way. You are doing great work

Gwen Bell said...

Love the reds in her skin and bow and her nonchalant posture. Really nice little painting! Can't wait to see the head study.

Marian Fortunati said...

She's beautiful!!