Recently I had the pleasure of doing a pair of commissioned portraits for someone of her two daughters. The person that had me do the portraits is the photographer of Luv Bug Photography . What a gift it was to have gorgeous photos to work with! The reason I changed the flowers on this photo was to coordinate with a family picture of theirs.
The reason I changed the flowers on this photo was to coordinate with a family picture of theirs. Here is a look into the different stages that this painting went through...
The second photo was just as dreamy as the first and really portrayed the true essence of childhood.
I contemplated how I was going to paint her straw hat, and keeping the color of the canvas as the main color was my solution. I just added the shadows and highlights to it with paint and pencil.
I had a variety of ideas of how I was going to incorporate designs into this one, but I just felt that any designs added was going to take away from all that was going on. I decided to just add some gold dots on some of the leaves to give the painting a little extra something and I'm really happy with how it turned out. Sometimes less is more.
I had the pleasure of hand delivering these little 10X10 paintings to my client on her birthday! I felt so honored that she chose paintings from me as her birthday present to herself. Please feel free to contact me through my website or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in a custom portrait for you or someone else.