Monday, April 2, 2012

Another portrait of a girl reading

Here's my next portrait of a girl. I guess if I want someone to sit still perpetually, I might as well give her something to read, right? For this portrait, I made the eyes a bit softer around the edges and a little more naturally spaced. I think I like them more this way, though I find myself preferring the colors of the first portrait. Ah, well, she's a beauty regardless of what I'd do differently next time.

Normally, I abandon my brushes and pencils each spring and pick them up again only as summer draws to a close. But not this year. Oh, I'll still have my garden and my summer adventures, but this year I'll not leave my pictures behind. I solemnly vow it to the internet at large.

My first seeds are planted, my peach tree is in bloom, the weeds have already began their yearly march across my flower beds, my bicycle is tuned and ready to gallivant throughout the summer city. So, this week I'm beginning a new happy habit: Summer Sketches. Look for the first set next week!

This original painting is now in my shop, waiting for a happy new home!

11 comments:

laurie said...

your painting is beautiful reminds meof our friends little girl she had that very fair, delicate beauty.Sounds like you are already into spring, sounds wonderful!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely painting ~ love your art style ~ strong yet gentle ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Carolyn Dube said...

She's beautiful!

Netty said...

Beautiful painting, loving that great pose. Happy PPF and a Happy Easter, Annette x

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

So glad you aren't taking the summer off and that we will get to share in more of this wonderful work... have a happy chocolate filled Easter...xx

Mary C. Nasser said...

Beautifully and tenderly painted.
Your painting of the blouse/sweater is exquisite!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

pauline said...

Nice to meet you Charlie. :-)
Your painting is beautiful (as is the rest of your work!) It's very serene but strong at the same time. I'm a new follower. And i'll be back. Happy PPF! xoxo

pauline said...

Nice to meet you Charlie. :-)
Your painting is beautiful (as is the rest of your work!) It's very serene but strong at the same time. I'm a new follower. And i'll be back. Happy PPF! xoxo

Anne said...

Lovely painting, you are so talented! She looks so pretty and pensive, with innocent bright eyes. Happy PPF and happy Easter! <3

EVA said...

The garden certainly takes over creative endeavors this time of year, doesn't it. Great that you are still painting. She is wonderful!

Geckostone said...

She is precious! You do such beautiful work! Deb