Friday, January 27, 2012

"Pink Barrette"


6x6" oil on Gessobord - $100

This is my entry to the "Simplify Cute Challenge", it was painted from an image posted by Carol Marine. The challenge for me wasn't the background, it was the little girl. I find painting faces the ultimate challenge, especially when trying to keep the brushwork lively and spontaneous.

3 comments:

Maria Hock said...

I love this. The brush strokes are wonderfully subtle but visible. I love the colors you used for skin tones and shadows.

JacMac said...

great job, children are so hard to paint and not make them look like adults...you pulled it off very well.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Fabulous painting. I like everything about it. Your brush work is particularly appealing and very well done.