Monday, December 8, 2008

A Portrait for Today

"Ana" - 12" x 12" on gallery wrapped canvas, original oil
This is my daughter's friend's little girl. She lives in Idaho. Just this past year, my daughter and her friend found each other, after those years of college,
travel, life somewhere else and being out of touch.
I wrestled with a different portrait in my class for awhile, then wiped it out, started this one and I am pleased with the results, which is every artists' goal, right? 'Painterly' with loose brush strokes, all the way!

6 comments:

Sharon Wright said...

Utterly delightful! She positively glows with glee! I was going to comment on the Native American because he is rather splendid, but scrolled down to this, which took my breath away. Joyous painting.

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Sharon for your thumbs up! It is so fun to do portraits and faces. Don't ya just love it?

Vern Schwarz said...

Hi Patti, I don't know why I haven't stopped by for a while, but I'm sure glad I did on seeing this gorgeous little painting. This girl is alive and I think I'll put it up on my desktop for a bit to study it some more. I just received my copy of Robert Genn's book and am really enjoying it. He's an amazing guy isn't he?

Vern Schwarz said...

Okay it's up...looks awesome.

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Vern. I appreciate your admiration of it. Interesting sideline; the aunt of this little girl asked if the painting was done on the computer or by hand. The issue sorta knocked me sideways, but I imagine that thinking is out there. We have such a huge responsibility to teach others.

Pattie Wall said...

Oh ya, I don't have Robert Genn's book, but I am sure it is worth reading! He has stirs my mind at times.