100 OIL PORTRAITS IN 100 DAYS - Maddie, 62/100, © Carol Nelson Fine Art


Day 62

The minute I saw this photo, I KNEW I had to paint her. Not only is she just adorable, but the reference photo is just the kind I like with the strong light/shadow pattern on her sweet face.
I love her hairdo, but was a little worried if I could pull it off. It wasn't as hard as I thought and I think it turned out very well.
This painting is sold.

Today is the last day for voting on portraits 51-60. I need more votes to break a tie, so email your choice to carolnelsonfineart@comcast.net. THANKS!

The patients: Mark ( the donor) went back home to San Jose, and is rapidly returning to normal. Morris (the recipient) is having trouble with all the anti-rejection drugs. They're hard on his stomach and his stomach hurts more than his incision. They adjusted his meds and now he's doing a little better. He's keeping some food down at least.

12 comments:

Angela Elledge said...

Beautiful child with the most precious pom pom hair-do! What a wonderful painting, love the texture of her little hair-do!!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Another one that I love. Something about the kids that you do sooooo well.
Love this face she is so sweet.
More power to Moris happy to hear the news.

Takeyce Walter said...

She's adorable! And you've captured her well.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Carol, This little sweetie is SO ADORABLE!! And I LOVE how you did her hair! It is one everyone HAS to click on and blow larger!! Sorry to hear that Morris is having some bumpy days.

K. Henderson Art said...

Neat project. I wish I had time to do something like this!

SarahBowie said...

Poor Morris! That sounds miserable. Wonderful portrait of Maddie!!!

Sheila said...

Oh Carol! I think this is my fav so far! Such a precious angel!

Violetta Smith said...

She is gorgeous! Great job with her hair.
I hope your husband feels better soon.

Edward Burton said...

Very sweet, Carol. Wonderful job with the lighting.

Mitzi Easley said...

You really knocked it out of the park with this one Carol. The lighting a just wonderful and you rendered the hair perfectly... just enough/not too much. Congratulation!

Lokelani Forrest said...

I love this sweet little one. You've captured her wonderfully.

Dean Grey said...

I see why you wanted to paint her, Carol!

The photo reference is EXCELLENT! Great pose, lighting, and facial expression. Maddie is terribly cute!!

You did a fantastic job capturing the texture of her hair!

Congrats on this one!

-Dean