Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Susan and Ella



10 x 8 Oil on Canvas

This mother-daughter portrait was commissioned by an aunt as a gift and painted from photographs. I couldn't resist the bow and frilly dress in this pose. Capturing Susan's personality in her lovely dark eyes and rendering her beautiful teeth were the challenge!

What a joy it was to paint another young mother and her baby! Susan has now received the painting and I am told is thrilled with it! That makes me happy! And - in the meantime, there is still another commissioned mother-daughter portrait on the easel! Life is good!

15 comments:

  1. Lovely expression , very natural.The lady looks fabulous.
    Great job, Rosemary .

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  2. Hi Rosie, I follow the first comments you got. What a lovely expression of joy the mother has. I love the way you have zeroed in on the two , baby and mother. You are master in portraits.Silvia

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  3. Thanks Rishi - your comments always mean a lot.
    So glad you like this one.

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  4. Silvia, you always put a big smile on my face! I'm so glad you like Susan's expression - hard to capture it "just right"! Maybe someday I will have the opportunity to paint this pair again as Little Ella grows up!
    Thank you, Sil!

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  5. This is beautiful Rosemary, I bet she was thrilled. So happy you have another one in the works. Happy painting

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  6. Thanks Barb! I'm so glad you like this one. I appreciate your stopping by!

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  7. What wonderful commissions! I can tell you're having lots of fun with these. They'll be cherished forever...

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  8. Thank you, Susan. Painting these beautiful faces is fun and challenging. I do hope they are long cherished!

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  9. I agree with Silvia, you are the master of portraits, Rosemary. You capture their personalities so well and with so much skill.

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  10. Wow, what a wonderful job, Rosemary!

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  11. wow, rosemary this is beautiful.. but then im not surprised.. you are one VERY talented lady.. thanks for stopping by the other day.. gave me a giggle and big smile!!!

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  12. Thanks Pat and Edward - You two made my day!

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  13. Hey Cindi! So good to see you again! Glad we are now FB friends as well - Hope all is going well with you and your family. How's the workshop going? Go glad you are painting!

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  14. Hello Rosemary. So glad I visited your blog again. You have a beautiful a piece of work, since I was last here. It's nice to come back and enjoy the view for your paintings. They are so positive and cordial. I wish you luck and success. Sincerely, Jana

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  15. Both of these Mother/Child Portraits are absolutely stunning, Rosemary! Gorgeous skin tones and I love the relaxed poses.

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