Emme & Ella A Portrait of a Girl and Her Dog

A Portrait of Emma and Ella. I am fortunate to be surrounded by my wonderful family. They are my inspirations and are a joy to paint. This is my grand niece and her favorite dog. She is currently spending a good amount of time at my home while hers is under construction. Having the model close while I paint her portrait is such an advantage. Emme is four years old. She is strong willed and cannot be persuaded to do something that does not suit her. She has a beautiful and expressive face. Like her mother you always know what she is thinking when you look at her face. This painting is an oil on 14 by 18 inch linen . The canvas was toned turpenoid diluted terra rosa and raw umber oil paint. Wh

A Portrait of The Hot Mess

This portrait was inspired by my 4 year old granddaughter. She appears delicate and fragile with her thin build and translucent complexion. She is absolutely fearless. She was scrappy and determined from the moment she was born. A twin and premature she was tiny and tough right from the start. She has an older brother and a twin brother who she calls her baby brother. He is 4 minutes younger than her. She keeps up with both of them.

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