More Mercy

Mercy #2 – 5 x 7 inch acrylic on gessobord (SOLD, thank you!) I am so happy that I had another chance to paint this little girl’s face. A couple months ago, I painted Mercy, from a photo my sister took in Kenya, of one of her new friends. I loved her sweet look, and…

More Than Just a Pretty Face

A Beauty Named Rachel – 8 x 10 inch acrylic on cradled wood panel What can I say…I just love this girl! And painting her beautiful facial features, complete with stunning blue eyes, and adorable smile, was the highlight of my week! This is my niece, Rachel…and this was a surprise portrait for her (and…

Mademoiselle Amaline

Mademoiselle Amaline – 5 x 7 inch acrylic painting on Ampersand gessobord   Having fun with a little Rococo style! This is one of four smaller portraits I have been working on this week.  I am loving the chance to play with layers and skin tones, and practicing some of the techniques I am learning in…

A Child of Africa

A Child of Africa – 9 x 12 inch acrylic on cradled wood panel (SOLD, thank you!) I am taking a portrait class this year, and I am immersing myself in a variety of faces. I mostly paint young women, and I rarely paint children, so this was a good lesson for me, in learning…

A Mother’s Love

A Mother’s Love – 8 x 10 inch acrylic on Raymar cotton panel. I had the wonderful privilege of painting a new mom with her baby boy. It’s a surprise for her, a gift from the baby’s grandma. So this painting was done from a photograph. But I was immediately taken with the eyes of…