Small, sweet painting today

This painting is an 8 x 10 oil on canvas panel, of the daughter of an acquaintance with a great blog called Bean Paste. She graciously allowed me to use one of her photos as a painting reference. Today was blustery and chilly and wet off and on, so I painted indoors and listened to an ebook on the studio computer as I painted. Heaven. I'll go back on Monday and see what revisions and additions it might need. Thank you, Melanie!

7 comments:

solopoesie said...

BUONA GIORNATA

Un Buon giorno è la prima frase che parte delle nostre labbra...........

Si pensa di poter cambiare il mondo dicendo solo "cambia",

si pensa di poter volare solo dicendosi .. "vola e vola e vola ancora."

C'è chi vola col cuore, chi con la fantasia, chi con l'anima e chi con la paura.....

ma adesso c'è chi non vola,

chi non spera e chi odia volare, chi odia sperare......

Non crede in quello che potrebbe accadere nella vita solo perchè una volta ha perso un sogno, o rinunciato ad un ideale......

Delusioni si...ma se ci sono magari servono........


Da una delusione possiamo anche capire dove abbiamo sbagliato,

dove potremmo non sbagliare più e dove potremmo metterci ..

un gesto un sorriso, una lacrima ..

un'emozione per non perdere la voglia di provare e riprovare, fino a non avere più le forze per provare........
solo così si potrà vivere e crescere ogni giorno di più...
provarci non costa nulla..
un sorriso e...
BUONA GIORNATA ...LINA

Melanie said...

Susan!

The painting is lovely! I am floored by your talent. I particularly love the brush strokes on her hair and face: so precise and confident..it's hard to believe you've never met in person, because you've perfectly captured that kid. Amazing.

Warmest wishes,
Melanie

Angela Fehr said...

Beautiful, Susan! I have two little daughters and the pose and atmosphere of this portrait just makes me love my own kids more. So sweet.

Susan Carlin said...

Thank you Melanie and Angela. You couldn't have said anything nicer to me. I did adjust a couple of things on this painting today when I went to the studio and then signed it and framed it and hung it. It got such nice responses from the visitors all day. Thank you again Melanie for the great photo!

Melanie said...

Update: I showed the image to Ellie, just to see if she'd recognize herself, and she said, "Oooh, poor Ellie. She's so SLEEPY."

Susan Carlin said...

Oh, that's so great. Thanks for telling me, Melanie. I posted the finish on the painting of her in my most recent (2-19-08) entry. Not too different, just a few touches. Thank you again for letting me paint from your photo!

bipolarlawyercook said...

I looked at that, and thought, Ellie! I'd know those cheeks anywhere. Beautiful.