Sunday, September 25, 2011

"All Smiles"

5"x7"
acrylic on hardboard
I debated completing this painting.  I had committed so many hours to it already and I just needed that little push to put the finishing touches on it.  It is about a week into fall and I don't have the patients to wait until next summer to post it so here it is "All Smiles". Some will love the strings of hair, some will hate it, like my sister (who has developed a knack for critiquing my work even when I'm not looking for her opinion.)  I decided I wanted to add something big to the portrait.  Something different.  Something crazy. I'm glad I didn't play it safe, I have a lot of safe portraits already. This was a great way to end my summer paintings.
SOLD

4 comments:

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I like it Felicia! Don't do it the safe way always. The strings of hair are just perfect for THIS portrait.

Michelle said...

I love it! I am impressed with your talent. I love the hair, the goggles are fantastic! I have been working on a mural for a school that includes many figures and I wish I had your talent with portraits! Do you teach? I could learn alot from you!

Lori Gilbert said...

I LOVE what you are doing, making small saleable paintings that most people can actually afford! Do you use your blog to market new paintings, or showcase ones already sold? Do you photograph your own paintings, or hire a professional? I ask because I can never seem to get a good photo of my artwork when I do it myself...

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