Monday, May 23, 2011

Lexi Portrait

This little girl is 2 1/2 years old and very beautiful.  I painted her from a photo in oils on a 14x11 canvas.  The blush came out looking a little stronger in this picture than is in the painting.  I painted this one alla prima (few hours one setting).   This one was for my daughter's best friend which made it special to do.  I sure had fun painting her.

Let us pray before we paint,

2 comments:

Vernita Bridges Hoyt said...

This portrait is really pretty. The softness and the cheek blush are perfect for a little girl of this age. The eyes on this one are really good. Just lovely. Every facial feature is believable! Love it.

Jimmie Bartlett said...

Thanks Vernita for such uplifting remarks. I love painting portraits and this is the youngest child I have painted. The little face seemed so pure and has smooth contours as compared to older models. Much appreciated.
Jimmie