Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Katie

Katie
6x6 oil on panel

I saw this young lady playing ping-pong with her father at a party the other night. I asked her mother if I could take a quick camera pic of her to paint later. She stopped for a few seconds and I snapped a few shots of this active 11 year old. I like how she didn't even bother to push back the few straggles of errant hair off her face before returning to her game of ping-pong.

11 comments:

Maria Kovalenko Leysens said...

Just beautiful. Lovely colors.

Spiritartartist said...

Exciting painting with great loose brushwork Sheila!

-Don said...

You captured the young lady's internal energy. I get the sense that she can't wait to get back to that ping pong game. Beautifully done!

-Don

Kim VanDerHoek said...

Oh Sheila, this is just beautiful! the composition, the colors and brushwork are all perfect. Great job!

Angela Elledge said...

Hello Sheila, beautiful colors and wonderful brushstrokes, very nice!

dominique eichi said...

great piece Sheila.... love those colors choices and your brush strokes !

suzanneberry said...

strong, solid and beautifully done sheila!! this is just wonderful. brush strokes and palette are perfect. one of your best! i wish you joy, prosperity and love in the new year.

Dean H. said...

Sheila....you said,"I like how she didn't even bother to push back the few straggles of errant hair off her face."
That's what really sets this portrait apart from the ho-hum! Fine job on the hair! Great work!

Elizabeth Chapman said...

Hi Sheila,

Thanks for dropping by...good to hear from you again! I too love the brushstrokes that I'm seeing in your paintings and the life that they portray.

Gwen Bell said...

What a lovely portrait! I can sense her anticipation to return to the game. Great job!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

this is a wonderful portrait. Full of life.