Oil on Board
I mentioned earlier that I had the great opportunity to take a workshop with Carol Marine in Santa Fe last September at the Andreeva Portrait Academy. It was an excellent experience all the way around--from Carol and her teaching to the other students to the people who are Andreeva Academy and treated us so well. The day after the workshop was finished I spent the afternoon looking at galleries on Canyon Road when I came upon this "painting waiting to happen"! This little girl looked like she was just out of a Sargeant painting or something with her beautiful coloring, white summer dress, silver bangles and magenta parasol--and standing next to a pond with magenta water lilies blooming, no less! Her parents were kind enought to allow me to photograph her and I finally had a chance to begin working with it. I hope to do a larger painting of Rhiannon soon.