Monday, August 27, 2018

This one is special.

One by one, our incredible kids are setting out into the world. I've watched this amazing girl grow right along with my own daughter. It's hard to let them go, but I'm excited to see what comes next for them. (And also glad we managed to fit the portrait in before she left!) 

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Larger portraits, continued...


You know how there are some people you can tell at first glance will be gorgeous forever? It's something more than what's on the surface. I just love it when I get to paint a face that's both interesting and beautiful. 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Working a little bit larger...

I'll post a few larger portraits this week. First up: if this cutie pie looks familiar, it's because I posted half-hour portraits of him and his brother last year. Shortly after, their mother commissioned larger paintings, which were so satisfying to work on.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Half-Hour Portrait

This little girl made my day yesterday. Sitting still was hard for her, but she did it, more or less. Once she was finally released, she popped around the easel to look at the painting. Her eyes got big, she stood very still, and then started clapping her little hands slowly and quietly. Melted my heart.