Monday, January 5, 2009
Portrait of Rachel
This is a painting of my grand daughter Rachel, which i just finished. I painted it for the Watercolor Passion web site's spring quarter project which is "Children". I took the photograph I used for this painting about a year and a half ago and was experimenting with light sources. The photograph is above, the painting below. Rachel is very close to being 7 years old and looks more like 10. I think the title of this painting should be "7 going on 40." Children certainly grow up fast now! As you can see, Rachel has beautiful eyes, and my painting doesn't even begin to do them justice. Oh well..... The size of this painting is 1/4 sheet of 140 lb. Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper.