The blog of Ohio artist, Nora Sallows, a compulsive oil painter!
Friday, March 23, 2012
Pretty Little Girls: Childrens Portraits
Their mom commissioned me to paint a "fun" painting of each of them for their grandmother's birthday. I wanted the paintings to look nice hanging beside each other but also apart. The colorful quilt-like background ties the portraits together and also emphasizes their youth. Children's portraits always take longer for me to do than an adult portrait. Their skin is so delicate and their hair is so fine it's just hard to translate into paint.