Tuesday, July 28, 2009

PURE SWEETNESS

8x10 oil on canvas panel

The original photo for this was quite fuzzy with a lot of detail absent, it was taken with a camera phone with a soft source of light in the background. The photo, borrowed from another friend on Facebook (thanks Beth!), brought back wonderful memories of rocking my daughter 19 years ago-pure sweetness!

In addition to the fuzzy photo and the fact that this is another figure painting, I had a new challenge here and that was painting the baby's skin contrasted with the Great Aunt. My favorite part of this are those itty bitty legs and that itty bitty little foot. Painting that part was one of those rare moments where the paint goes down one time and it's done! Thank you so much for visiting; I appreciate your comments!

14 comments:

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Angela, this is so sweet. I enlarged the photo to view closely and I wanted to kiss kiss kiss those baby legs and hold the little footie, it is all too wonderful. The great thing about a fuzzy photo, it allows great liberty for softness, and you did a nice job on the entire painting, from baby to wonderful great aunt.

Sheila said...

Aaaaah.... Nothing more precious then rocking a baby to sleep. Thank you bringing back such warm memories for me too Angela.

Gwen Bell said...

I can't believe you painted this from a cell phone photo...incredible!

The Great Aunt has such a loving, gentle expression and you captured that precious newborn's body so perfectly.

Now I need to go find a baby to hug!

Martin Pate said...

Very nice feel to this...warm.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Angela, I love this painting...those itty bitty legs and feet are perfect...the softness is perfection...applause!!!

AutumnLeaves said...

What a beautiful painting, Angela! Such a touching piece.

Galina Nikolova said...

Beautiful painting with wonderful mood.
Kind regards

Edward Burton said...

This is absolutely wonderful, Angela - very sweet with great brushwork.

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Angela Elledge said...

Thank you very much for taking the time to comment. I have to say the one good thing about a fuzzy photo is no squinting, I saved wrinkles from forming around my eyes the afternoon I painted this.

Megha Chhatbar said...

This is so emotional painting. Baby legs are so adorable. Gr8 work! :)
Nice to find your blog.

Megha
Color Pencil Portrait: Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak

James Parker said...

Angela...such a nice piece...emotional. You got everything just right. The skin tones between the little one and the elderly are perfect. Super

Nancy Medina said...

ah just beautiful Angela! don't you love it when the painting jumps onto the canvas.
hugs...

Hilary Baker said...

sweetest painting ever .... i think my fav ( other than buddy boots baker, of course) .... ah, you're so talented :)