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 her hubby of 14 years!). I certainly enjoyed the challenge of it, and there were a few moments of angst involved in trying to get a true likeness, but I really did learn so much from this portrait. And I am seeing that my years of practice are starting to pay off.
When I look at this painting, I certainly see more than just her gorgeous face… I see the heart of this young woman, and how she has grown up to be such a strong and beautiful person, inside and out! I have always been proud to be her auntie, and I am super proud to be her friend!