Saturday, August 15, 2009

JENNIFER'S PRAYER

8x16 oil on canvas
I painted this at the end of the school year with the intentions of going back and working on the hands. Well, time has passed and it is no longer the end of the school year. I just returned to school this week to begin the new school year and I still have not returned to these hands.

I always return to school reluctantly, but the minute I walk through the doors, I know that is where I belong. This is Jennifer one of the precious students I get to teach at West Dallas Community School. Jennifer is a delightful 7th grader, soft spoken, very polite, and quite the artist!

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11 comments:

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

This painting of Jennifer is awsome. It paints a thousand thoughts! Your hands put so much emotion into this painting!
You mentioned you wanted to work on her hands. They look perfect to me.
Oh this is a special painting and I love it.
tweedles

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This is a very special painting Angela and I'm sure Angela must be very flatter to have been portrayed.
I honestly don't see anything wrong with the hands, they are perfect!

Diana Marshall said...

Lovely painting, leave the hands they are fine, it's the face that says it all.

AutumnLeaves said...

She looks like a little angel, Angela. I love the plaid skirt too. I always loved going back to school, truly. I could be a professional student! LOL

Vern Schwarz said...

Wonderful portrait Angela. I love this pose and your colours.

sam said...

Its a lovely pose and I like the way you have cropped it, very nice)

Judy Mackey said...

Love the gentleness of the painting. Beautiful! I wouldn't touch a thing.

Dana Johnson Plein air Artist said...

beautiful....reminds us of who we belong to <))<...i think the hands look fine, but maybe you should ask yourself, what exactly is it that is bothering?...thanks for your thoughts on my floral...we artist always like some input

Edward Burton said...

This is a very special painting, Angela - beautifully handled.

Jill Berry said...

Wonderfully expressive painting~
in theme and execution.
You made pigments become whispers of the heart.

Paula Cravens said...

There is an old world grace to this painting that is very moving. Nice job.