Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Redhead is Born

Olivia is my seventh great grandchild.  At the time of this painting she was not a week old yet and weighed less than five pounds.  She was very tiny but caught up quickly.   I wondered if I could do portraits in oil pastel and I selected this image thinking it would be easy.  Is wasn't.  But it did demonstrate that I can do portraits in oil pastel.  This paintings is 8"x11" using oil pastels on Colorfix primed hot pressed watercolor paper.


Kaetlyn, my oldest great grandchild, is seven years old and trying her hand at the guitar.  This colored pencil painting is 14"x10" on PastelMat.