Friday, September 26, 2008

Bella


This is a protrait of my neighbor's kid I just finished. I've never really tried a portrait of a child before and in doing so I now realize why they are so rarely done well - they're hard! It took me 3 previous attempts and many long hours to finish something I was happy with. Thankfully, they also like it.

7 comments:

Jacob Keele said...

That looks really good Kev, and again I love the way you do your hair.
also for art class I'm trying to re-create you 'Joker.'

Heather Keele said...

This really turned out great. It was interesting for me to see your whole artistic process as you worked with this one, seeing how each attempt progressed to getting what you wanted - even though it was frustrating for you at times. Anyway, I hope the difficulty of doing this one won't discourage you from doing one of Max (pretty please?). Beautiful work.

Steven Keele said...

Kudos. Good portraits are hard to do. Way to stick to it.

Tina said...

We still have the portrait you did of us hanging above our mantel.

Joern said...

Doing portraits of relatives and particularly women is one of the hardest things for an artist. Great job, her facial expression is beautiful.

Ken said...

good job! I love the colours... oh your snow monster below is super cool! Thanks for the kind words over on my blog

the keele's said...

ok that is CUTE!! i want one of delila A LOT now!!