Katherine

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Oil, 8 x 10, linen on board

I painted this portrait of my youngest daughter from a photograph that I took in the spring of 2016. The photo was taken in a cafe in Chicago, after our we had  just enjoyed a very good family trip to the Adler Planetarium. I think she had a special drink here, which is one reason for the pleased look on her face. I think she also looks calm and dreamy-maybe tired!

I painted this after watching videos by Matt Philleo  www.realisticacrylic.com although I did not completely follow his methods. He gives good information and teaching on painting very realistic portraits in acrylic, which were helpful and useful, but I decided to use oils in a slightly looser manner.

The result makes me smile inside.

 

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Ready to Go

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Acrylic, 9 x 12

Another kayaking adventure painting! This one was from a family trip to Chattanooga, TN. We camped at Harrison Bay State Park, and were fortunate enough to camp close enough to the water that we could easily walk to this launch site. We had some good trips out on Harrison Bay, part of the Tennessee River.