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9th Annual Art-a-Day Challenge, January 2017!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Mini Portrait #5

Had a little more fun today with the miniature portrait study. I found it more rewarding than mimicking a master painter's work (Gericault ... see my last post). This study was based on a family photo of my Dad (though it's not an exact likeness). He had a mischievous look on his face. A kitten had curled up in the crook of his arm and fallen asleep. Unfortunately with only 25 square inches of real estate here, I didn't have room for the kitty. Perhaps the next painting...


While I was busy with the process, my friend came in and we were sharing family remembrances. She had just lost her father on New Year's day. With her coaxing, I continued to paint and we marveled at the bittersweet coincidence that I was painting my Father, while we talked about hers.

4 comments:

solomon said...

Laura, -You're getting so darned good!!
Dave Poynter

Jim Bumgarner said...

This is beautiful! And in one sitting? Wow!

Chell Design said...

This has so much personality! Love the colors.

Laura Gable said...

When you know a person, it seems easier for me to infuse the personality into the painting (if that makes sense). So the challenge is to do the same for those I don't know as well...
Love to hear the comments. Thanks so much, Ace Ventura, Jim and Chelly.