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Thursday, August 13, 2009

"Portrait Sketch - Resting Little Girl"

11"x14" Oil on Canvas

I asked my daughter, Kristin, to pose for me. She did well until she decided that she wanted to paint as well. She didn't want ME to have all the fun, after all!

"Portrait Sketch - Kristin"

10"x8" Oil on Linen Board

Kristin and I were painting together. She at her craft table, I at my easel. From across the room I tried to capture Kristin as she painted, but like me, she just can't sit still for long.
These spontaneous painting opportunities are promising to be wonderful exercises to stretch that "gesture" muscle and get the image down quickly.
I do like the "softness" quality of this one. It seems to exude her personality.