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Monday, March 19, 2012

The Children's Hour

I found this sweet little angel on Tumblr and I knew I just had to paint her.


Kitty
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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16 comments:

Femmy said...

it's beautiful, sure a little angel!!

linda said...

Kathy, this is just beautiful!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Can see why you wanted paint her ~ Like your painting better ~ awesome ~ love the texture too thanks, namaste, Carol ^_^

Lizbethem said...

What a beautiful piece of art you created, Kathy!

Glenys said...

Beautiful and very angelic!

Christine said...

You have your own style and it's beautiful. I think you've captured in your painting the sense of safety and intimacy that moved you.

Judy said...

So sweet an angel, Kathy, love your paintings, love the bright colours!

Jackie said...

Beautiful - such wonderful painting!

Kim Mailhot said...

Great subject ! I love how you get inspired, Kathy.

Lovely piece.
Happy Tuesday !

Audrey said...

Gorgeous!

KAT said...

I love this style very much. very nice feel to it. I feel the same way about certain photos and images I see ...I just want to paint everything

-KAT-

Lia Edwards said...

Adorable! Beautiful feel to this painting. I love the colours.

Bill said...

I'm not familiar with Susie Pryor's style, but I absolutely love this! It has such a pure, beautiful innocence.

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