What an absolute delight to paint this picture of her. She was so unaware of the camera, concentrating on what someone else was saying - I always think that these are the best photos to paint.
Zoë is about 6 months younger than my grandson and an absolute delight. Highly intelligent and so quick - a typical Leo! This painting of her is a gift to her Mom.
It's been so hot here that my art room has turned into a sauna! Hence the week gap between posts.
In one of my previous posts, I put up a charcoal sketch of a horse skull. Wonderful artist Carol Horzempa left a lovely comment on my blog saying that it reminded her of Georgia O'Keeffe. Strange, I thought. Then the next Friday, the skull's owner, Barbara, brought in a photostat copy of the Georgia O'Keeffe painting and it was almost exactly the same! It was the first time I'd seen the painting - luckily Barbara's skull was a bit battered and bent so you can see the differences. Just to prove that there was no copyright infringement, here is another sketch, done from a different angle, of the skull.