Monday, October 01, 2012

Mommy's Kiss

Elora, or Sis, as she is often called, is the second daughter in a family of four children. She enjoys the performing arts, specifically ballet, tap and jazz dance. She also loves to read and spend time with her family.
She is very affectionate and comes from a loving household full of hugs and kisses and nose rubs. After dinner, she and her family will sometimes relax around the table after clean-up and enjoy an extra moment of each others company.


*Artist Note: This painting was quite a challenge, for many different reasons and it really helped me to grow as an artist. Elora has stunningly beautiful caramel colored skin, and I wanted to portray that - while at the same time, creating the prismatic effect by purposely NOT using the correct colors. Adding to challenge, the photo I used for a reference was in black in white. Normally I would not have dared, but I fell in love with the beauty of the moment captured by Elora's father with his camera phone. I studied other photos of the family to get an accurate idea of skin tones, but I have no idea what the true color of the clothing was - or even what the color of the kitchen is. I chose to leave the background in black and white and only color the subjects because I felt it was more striking this way, and also because it suits my purpose in this series.

Mommy's Kiss
12" x 16"
Oil on Canvas





4 comments:

Amanda said...

Beautiful painting of beautiful people!

Amanda said...

Beautiful painting of beautiful people!

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