Caroline- pastel portrait

What a sweet face to paint! This is Caroline, or Carrie Lu, and her portrait is in pastel, 20"x16".


I've taken this photo indoors, at night, with fluorescent lighting, so the background seems more yellow-green than the painting, which is more of a grey-green-blue in reality. I painted much of this portrait online, but finished it up today at home- in my pajamas! San Antonio is getting so much rain today I thought it best to not open the gallery and focus on this painting. Carrie Lu made the day a wonderful one. I only had to get out in the muck late in the day to pick up my new glasses. Rimless trifocals- so stylish.

Now that I've completed this portrait, I'm turning my attention to preparing for a two-day workshop I'm giving in Rockwall, Texas (near Dallas) on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

Want me to come to your town to give a painting workshop? I'd love it! Gather 8-12 of your artist friends, find a place to set up our easels and let the fun begin! Contact me- susan at susancarlin.com - and we'll figure it out.
Susan

10 comments:

L.Holm said...

She is a sweetie pie. Lovely.
Have fun at the seminar!

M. M. Harman said...

Susan, this is SO BEAUTIFUL!!

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

I was so glad I could watch you work on this beautiful painting. Even though I was in pain as I commented.
Fracture in the tibia had me loopy.
Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting.

Jo Castillo said...

Such a cutie and well done. Have a great workshop. One day I will get to one!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Susan,

A lovely face, great work. Have a super seminar.

xoxoxoxoxoBarbara

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Normally I'm not too taken with toddler portraits but this is a very appealing painting no matter what the subject's age.

paintnpencil said...

What an absolutely beautiful painting.

Marian Fortunati said...

I love the colors in her face... So beautiful!

Faith Te said...

Such a pretty portrait, Ms. Susan! I also love the portrait you did for the DSFDF challenge.

Dean H. said...

You do such great portraits, Susan! And this one carries on the tradition!