Saturday, April 02, 2011

Painting Kids from Life

I had to babysit for my granddaughter, Claire, so I thought I'd try to see if I could paint her. Claire is 25 months old. I set up a mirror so that she could see herself, which sometimes keeps her looking in the direction I want. I tried rewarding her with a pretzel...but as you can see....she was up and down from the seat, and she definitely had her opinions on modeling. :D The top photo is about as far as I could go, but I want to work on this one a little bit more, too.


Judy P. said...

Talk about a moving target! But it looks like so much fun, and so far the portrait is beautiful.

Karen Winslow said...

Thank you, Judy! I hope that I can get back to this. I am finding that it was easier to paint my kids when they were little. They were always here. With the grandkids, it is harder to know what their schedules will allow.