My student and friend, Alicia, went to Peru this spring and came back with wonderful photos- which she's offered to me as references for paintings! This girl is wearing a hat covered with real, cut flowers, a shirt covered with beautiful embroidery and carrying a puppy in her arm. I hope I can paint well enough to live up to all this richness.
I had a wonderful student today- Peter- who had his 14th birthday yesterday. He had never painted before. He can draw very well, though, and sketched this portrait out in pastel pencil on canvas this morning, then painted all afternoon. I'm so proud of his first efforts at painting. The photo he used is one from wetcanvas.com Happy Birthday, Pete!