Thursday, April 16, 2009

"Little Easter"

4 x 4"
oil on masonite
sold

This little painting was a result of my stubborn nature of having to keep at something until I get it. I painted the first one, the whole head-to-toe, fairly fast - walked away - came back and wiped out the head and did it again. Wiped that - walked away - came back and did it again. Kids are hard when you've spent a lifetime studying and drawing adults. Still not happy, I picked up this little 4" square panel and worked at it - then went back to the larger piece and finished it up, finally satisfied with both.



10 comments:

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

She is precious Karin. Her skin tones are gorgeous and your brushstrokes amazing!

susan hong-sammons said...

You captured her face and body language so convincingly. And the color!!!!

Peter Lee said...

I agree with you that kids portraits are harder to paint. Just one wrong stroke could add another five years to kid's age. One time I painted picture of my one-year-old nephew and he looked seven years old.
But congrats - you nailed it! What a lovely painting of a lovely girl!

Gwen Bell said...

Really lovely portrait. You captured the innocence in those beautiful shining eyes.

Ann Rogers said...

It's comforting to hear of your struggles and to know that everyone has "those days" also. All of your works look so effortless. I am spellbound by your subjects and each story they bring to the viewer. Thanks for all that you share with your fans!!!

Barbara Pask said...

So nice Karin, you have her now. It is encouraging to know that your struggle too, thanks for sharing that.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Beautiful color and brushwork!

Jerry Points said...

Karin....very nice painting. Your brush work and "lost edges" really work here. You left something for the viewer to find. Also, great use of yellow hues here, not the easiest color to use in a portrait.

PainterLee said...

Oh what an interesting display between the whole figure and the face only....loved comparing the two. Great work! You have shown the expression wonderfully!

Laurie G. Miller said...

A fantastic study...just love your brush work!