Watching the Sun Rise

This painting was inspired by the morning light that streams through my living room window. In this piece I especially love the contrast between the cool light from the window, and the warm light from the room behind the figure. Watching the Sun Rise is part of the current show at the David Adler Music and Arts Center, and will be up for two more weeks.

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Watching the Sun Rise, 16×20 inches, Acrylic on Canvas. Prints available at Fine Art America. The original is also available for purchase.

E in a Purple Sweater

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This is my little one. It’s painted in acrylic on canvas panel, 12x16in.  This piece was one of two winners in the monthly contest at the April meeting of the Lake County Art League.

 

joie de vivre

The very astute feedback I got from the first two sample portraits (here and here) for the custom portrait being auctioned off was that they were to serious. A parent bidding on a portrait might want to see that I could create something more joyful, something that captures the delight and exuberance that children have. So I tried something:

Again, so much harder to draw my own child. Those cheeks-I wanted them chubbier, more baby and less little girl. But she’s joyful in a different way as a little girl than she was as a baby, and I’m glad someone pushed me to capture that.