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Sunday, March 27, 2011


If you have been following my blog or know much about me, you will know that portraits are one of my favorite things to paint. I seem to gravitate towards kids, but I love portraits in general. There is something about capturing a person on canvas that I really enjoy. When I am finished the painting and get a chance to show the portrait to the person or the person's family I am painting, I love the reaction. I have had people cry when they see their painting, I have had people stare at the painting in shock, but what ever the initial reaction, I always have had very positive feedback. I don't really think people expect the painting to actually look like them, and when they see that it does, it always seems to be a surprise to them in one way or another.

Rosalie is a portrait of one of my dearest friends. Initially I had asked Rose and her daughter Karlen to be my models for a two person portrait, but after taking many pictures of them and being quite happy with a number of them, I came across the one of Rose looking off to the side. I knew that this painting had to be painted. I am still planning on painting Rose and Karlen together, but somethings a photo grabs me and I can't let it go until I have painted it.

Rose is one of the most beautiful people I know, not just on the outside, but also on the inside. She is gracious and warm, kind, insightful and understanding. She is a very generous person with a wonderful sense of humor. She has two great kids and a wonderful husband and I feel very thankful she is part of my life and also very thankful that she trusted me enough to capture her on canvas.

Original Oil
16" x 20" Framed

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