Friday, January 15, 2010

"Happy Birthday to YOU!"

Today is my daughter's birthday!  We live far apart.  I wanted to celebrate her day by painting a portrait (often used subject matter) of her.  Found this cool photo of her and my granddaughter catching some sun on a cruise they were on with her husband's family a year ago in November.  I have one more thing to add, my granddaughter was wearing a MardiGras type necklace that was wrapped up over her arm but in talking with her today, we decided it's not important. Decided to let the canvas dry a little to add that.  So Happy Birthday - Jessica!  May the sun shine bright on your day!

"Sungirls"
6" x 8"
oil on Raymar canvasboard

10 comments:

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Absolutely wonderful!such a precious moment and you painted it so beautifully!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Victoria - it's a labor of love...

Susan Carlin said...

Happy birthday to Jessica- and to you.

Angela Elledge said...

Not only a beautiful painting, but a special moment of love and security that you've captured here. Your highlights are wonderful, especially on your daughter's shoulder.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Your daughter must be so proud to have such an accomplished artist as a mom...this is beautiful Pattie!

Barbara Pask said...

Love this Pattie and I know she does too. The look on her face is so serene. The feel of the bright sunlight is just right too.

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Susan, Angela, Barb and Dana. My daughter and her husband are also artists. That bright sunlight and the look on her face spoke volumes to me about relaxing in the sun...at a time, when sun wasn't in their vocabulary in NY.

Ellen said...

This is just beautiful. You can lamost eel the sun on her skin...and on the baby. I just absolutely love this.

Gwen Bell said...

Love this, Pattie! The reds and greens are so lush. Love the spots of light on her neck and shoulder.

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Ellen and Gwen. I have it close to me to look at often, it is my favorite painting of all.