Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Catherine Irene

Meet the newest addition to my family, Catherine Irene. She was born 7 days after I left Sweden, so I have never actually seen her in 'real' life, only through Skype!

This is painted from one of two pictures the family sent me and I think she's gorgeous! (But I am biased as well).

About the leaves and flowers in her hair. Midsummer is a national holiday in Scandinavia and they celebrate by dancing around maypoles and doing all sorts of wonderful summer holiday things. The girls dress in white and put garlands of flowers in their hair, so Catherine joined in the party, although she's only four months old at this stage.

26 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Oh, she is so beautiful! I love that you painted her with the wreath of flowers in her hair. A gorgeous painting, Liz!

Ramesh Jhawar said...

She's so sweet!And that garland of leaves and flowers add to her beauty!Wonderful painting!
And thank you so much for appreciating my works!
Warm regards

Maree said...

She is but SO gorgeous Liz! And obviously you've done the photograph proud. LOVELY painting.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Oh Liz, she is beautiful! And, you've done a magical job with her! What a fabulous heirloom...can't you just see her with this on her wall one day!!

Barbara Pask said...

She is a doll, I love her big eyes. A wonderful painting Liz.

Marian Fortunati said...

That's one of the perks of being a painter isn't it Liz??? One can "capture" a moment and a feeling more meaningfully than a photo can.

Nicely done... and congrats on your beautiful granddaughter!! I hope you get to see her in person soon.

Mineke Reinders said...

Adorable.. what else is there to say? I hope you will get to see her soon, but clearly you already know her very well. What a treasure this painting will be for her one day.

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Lovely painting Liz, she certainly looks sweet and adorable. I know you can't wait to see her.

Art with Liz said...

Oh Autumn Leaves, you are so amazingly generous with your comments. Thank you.


Hi Ramesh, thanks so much and how can anyone not appreciate your fantastic work!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you so much Maree.


I think, Saundra, it's going to be demanded for her wall in the very near future! Thank you.

Art with Liz said...

Coming from you Barbara, that really is a tremendous compliment. Many many thanks.


Hi Marian, it really is a perk isn't it? I'm hoping they'll come out here in Feb when it's nice and hot!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Mineke, I also think she's adorable!


And Rhonda, thank you to you for the compliment - I also hope I get to see her soon.

Megha Chhatbar said...

OMG She is so cute..Look at her chubby cheeks...:) Her heads is adorned with beautiful flower..So innocent..Well done Liz!

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Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

Congratulations Liz.
Beautiful little girl and what a blessing to be able to paint her.

Dean H. said...

A beautiful painting of a beautiful little girl! You have captured the eyes so very well!

Prabal said...

Hi Liz. Just came across this painting of yours. I was captured by the innocence that you have been able to capture in this painting. She is so gorgeous.

Cathy Gatland said...

What a beautiful painting Liz - she looks completely adorable. You've got those baby features and skin tone spot on!

Becky said...

Oh, I love this little girl with the flowers in her hair! Great job, Liz!!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Megha - I also think she's cute!


Hi there Peggy. When something or someone is dear to your heart, don't you think it makes it easier to paint? I did enjoy this.

Art with Liz said...

Gosh thank you Dean! I always really appreciate your visits and comments.


Hello Prabal. Thank you for visiting and saying such nice things. I see you are another incredibly talented watercolourist from India. Hope you visit again.

Art with Liz said...

Hi there Cathy, thank you. That skin tone was a bit of a challenge and I had to keep adding to the chubbiness until I got it right! Amazing how our perceptions can colour what is actually in front of us!


Hellooo Becky - thank you so much and I so hope everything is going well with you.

n. rhodes harper said...

She is so beautiful Liz. What a special painting. She reminds me of the little Thumbalina story when I was a child. Wouldn't love to find her amongst the flowers!!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Sweet feeling...babies are hard too.

rachelsstudio.com said...

What a darling painting of a darling baby - you did a great job Liz!

kathleen.artkat.hebert said...

So sweet!!!

Suzanne McDermott said...

Where have I been?!! You've been cooking, Liz. I can't believe how many posts I've missed. This one of Catherine is absolutely charming and your greens are beautiful. I'll bet you can hardly wait to hold the real thing in your arms. Hope it's soon! XO