I finally completed this 10"x8" oil of Kyra above. The reference photo had been taken by a cell phone of her still in the hospital after being born prematurely.
The portraits below were 10"x8" oil commissions I didn't think I'd have time to do before Christmas, but worked many, many hours online and off this week to complete. If all goes well with the drying and the varnish and the post office, the family will have them in time for the big day.
Each of these young people are so beautiful, I know their parents must be proud.
Now I'll be turning my attention to a couple of paintings I hope to enter into competition. I'll let you know how that's going in my next post.
I wish you the happiest of holidays, full of comfort and joy and love.
by Susan Carlin on 12/18/2009