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.