Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Portrait of Colette

Oil on 20x16 canvas paper
My mom came to visit for a week and agreed to pose for me to practice painting a portrait from life.  We had a great time, did a lot of talking (except when I was working on her mouth!), took breaks for tea and ended up with a pretty nice portrait at the end and she thinks it looks like her!  A success!
This took about 4 days of about 2 hours of sitting each day.  I then worked more on the background today once she was gone.


  1. How lucky for you to have your mom agree to sit. It isn't an easy task even though you'd think it was!

  2. Beautiful portrait Karen, love her expression and that blouse is amazing!!
    You are definitely lucky to have your mum sit for you!

  3. I love this! What a wonderful experience for you and your mom, Karen. This is a wonderful portrait, and I can see where you get your beauty. Your mom is lovely. :)


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