Above: I did that painting of my niece, Charlotte, about a month ago. My sister made claims on it, as did my mom, but in all reality, it hasn’t left my studio because I just love it too much. I miss that munchkin too much. It came from a collection of photo reference I shot of Charlotte as I was preparing for my BFA show. I kept trying to get Charlotte to do a particular “pose” that I had in mind, but of course, I just got her perfect little Charlotte-isms.
Below: This painting came from me finishing up an underpainting for a larger piece that looks very, very similar, too early in the day and I wanted to KEEP PAINTING. So, originally, starting out as just a “study” (which it still is helpful to its much larger work-in-progress piece) this piece quickly became the companion piece to Tiny Charlotte. Little Jillian, a daughter of a great friend, is just a sweetheart.
I can’t get away from these Tiny Portraits right now. They’ve caught my eye, my heart, and my easel. Stay tuned for more! They aren’t the only two in a series.