I found this sweet little angel on Tumblr and I knew I just had to paint her.
Kitty 16 X 20 acrylic, oil crayon, ink, and charcoal
Painting images of children was the reason I began teaching myself to paint four years ago. I took a snapshot of my oldest son at the beach when he was very young and someday I hope to do it justice on canvas. I have always admired the work of Mary Cassat, her tender paintings of mothers and children, and I hope to be able to evoke a similar sweetness in my paintings. In the photograph above, the sense of safety and initimacy shared by these two little companions, surrounded by the whole wide world, is extremely moving to me. Since I have so many "snapshots" in my imagination of my two boys, and I've been collecting photographs that inspire me, I have no shortage of subjects to paint. Stay tuned for more!
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