Wednesday, September 22, 2010

OPTIMISM


My granddaughter took this picture of herself. The face full of expectation and happiness had to be painted. I learned a lot from this painting. I felt more comfortable than on yesterday's portrait. There is a ton to learn about painting a face and I have only just begun. I remember being her age and full of wonder. Don't you remember?
I will rephotograph tomorrow because I keep getting a nasty glare.
6X8 inches
oil
Raymar canvas panel

8 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Very nice, Linda. Oh, to be young again................

Kelley Sanford said...

I think you said it all with this piece. Good job, Linda.

Linda Popple said...

Wonderful little portrait of your beautiful granddaughter! You did a great job of capturing that expectation and joy! And as Carol said - Oh, to be young again!! :-)

LindaHunt said...

Thank you for your comments...Yes, to be young and have less complexity in ones life!!

Susan E. Roden said...

Makes me smile Linda. love the expression and the simplicity.

Becky Joy said...

Really nice. Beautiful job on the expression.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Nice one Linda. It has a wonderful watercolor-like quality!

Virginia Floyd said...

Grandchildren are wonderful, aren't they? I have a friend who calls them her grand darlings. And this is a darling painting!