Day 23- Helen

Day 23- Helen, 20x16 acrylic on stretched canvas
I met this woman Monday when I was going to the Post Office to mail a package. She had a walker and was approaching the entrance, so I held the door for her. By the time we got into the long line, we’d already laughed together twice and knew each other’s names. I asked if I might take her photo for a possible portrait painting and she was perfect- agreed, didn’t show me all her teeth and held still while I took the shot. Heaven. I loved her beret and her glasses on the chain and how ‘graphic’ she looked. I’ve only painted one or two portraits in acrylic years ago and I uttered lots of bad words the whole time. This one went better.

7 comments:

Marty Shively said...

Nicely Done.
You have captured her Spirit!

martine paquet said...

Lovely portrait Susan!

azcrazy (Susan Maxwell Bjerke) said...

Nice Painting!

laurelle said...

Wonderful portrait!!

Pattie Wall said...

Such a great character portrait - she looks like a very sweet person, such kind eyes.

Wild about Painting said...

This one really caught my eye, when I viewed everyone's posts on Leslie Saeta's site. Really a sweet disposition you captured.

Jo Castillo said...

I’m enjoying your 30 days of paintings. This one made me smile, especially your comments. Thanks for posting all your work and fun.