Our oldest daughter recently performed in her high school musical production of Wizard of Oz. She and many other students worked long hours to produce one of THE best musicals Glenn High School had ever done! Such talent! It was really amazing to watch. My husband and I were so proud of her! This portrait is of her opening night…we gave her some roses right before she headed off to get costumed, make-upped, and altogether ready for the big night. I am almost as excited about this portrait as I am about the musical they performed!
I’m not going to dissect this one. There’s no need to delve into what’s working, and what’s not working. I just want to enjoy it no matter whether there are little things that could be done better here or there. I’m pleased. It IS a very good likeness of our Catherine. And my overall desire was to have the flowers not compete with her face, but to have their effervescence extend up into the rest of the painting. I think I accomplished this and so I’ll leave the rest of it alone.
Oh me…this is so very satisfying. Could it be, that I have found something I enjoy THIS MUCH? When I paint these portraits, life has an extra glow to it; there’s a zip in my step, and a little extra energy for my day.