Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Child's Portrait

 I recently completed this commissioned portrait, derived  from a photo taken in the 1960's of a most adorable young girl. The medium is cut paper, and the face was done with micron pens and colored pencils. I used acrylic paint for details on the cat's face. The cat, by the way, was not in the original photo!

Before sending it off to my customer, who is also a dear friend, I added a brighter sparkle to the girl's  eyes and a few more highlights to her hair. Unfortunately I didn't get a photo of those final touches.

It's always rewarding to finish a promised project, and I have another one in progress as I write this.

Hope everyone who reads this is having a very good week! 



Michelle V. Alkerton said...

You definitely captured her sweetness :).
Stay inspired!

Gwen said...

She is so cleverly put together. and really is adorable....clever you!

Libby Fife said...

You sure do have a knack for these portraits. This one is particularly sweet:)

Lorinda said...

She's adorable and you've done such a beautiful job on her! Wonderful piece Judy. xx

Missy said...

wonderful, lovely piece!

Simone said...

It is wonderful Judy. You have captured such a character there. I love the little cat too! x

sharon said...

These little cameos say a lot about you, Judy. I look at them and see a happy woman who enjoys putting her talent to use and someone who shares the love of a true sweetheart. (do you see a spark of Kate here??) You are most blessed, my dear. And so are we, to be able to look through this window into your life.

Jennifer Richardson said...

you're a wildly versatile
so much beauty
finding it's way
from you:)

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Wonderful portrait

From Your Mindseye said...

Judy, I will have Lisa take a photo of the finished piece so you can have the highlighted one.

I love this so much and so does she. You made her 50th Birthday very special.