Saturday, April 03, 2010

The Little Princess (The Artists Daughter) 24" x 33", Oil on Board, 2010

My daughter, Kezia at 9 months gets her first portrait in oil.



I had a lot of problems with the distortion and foreshortening corrections that need to be made when working from photos and it seems the front hand suffered in the end. But overall I enjoyed the process and that is the gaze she gives me when she is strapped down in her bouncer and daddy is trying to paint!

29 comments:

dominique eichi said...

Oh my Gosh....... she is so beautiful and for Easter she looks like she just got hatched from a special flowers. I love her face and the light on it. I see the hand been a little difficult as you say but this piece is so precious for that look she gives you......lol Blessings to your family this Easter.

adebanji said...

Thanks Dominique, blessings to you too!

Rohit Kulkarni said...

she looks very sweet... there can be no expression that can replace the eagerness that children show "to get out" when they feel their movement is going to be restricted... and you have got that expression right...

adebanji said...

Yes Rohit, a child's face can speak a thousand words! Sometimes the gaze is just too deep you just feel them piercing through your soul!

Alexandra said...

She is precious! Beautiful portrait!

Dana Cooper said...

Oh my Adebanji, this is precious...I can feel the love you have for her!

adebanji said...

Thanks Dana and Alexandra!

Jeanette said...

This is a wonderful portrait. The colours are strong, but soft, not detracting from the baby.

I love that direct look she's giving you, trying to guilt you out for not paying attention to her. She's really a beautiful child and will so appreciate these moments that you capture for her into future.

Anthony Duce said...

A wonderful painting

barbara said...

"ditto" what all the others said.
darling child! and i enjoy that you are a "process" person with these sketches and other works. great stuff.

adebanji said...

Thanks Jeanette you are right about the "guilt out" bit!
Thanks Anthony and Barbara!

Myne Whitman said...

She is lovely and I love the colorful stroller.

Have a happy Easter with your family.

Werner said...

toll, so schön, absolut gelungen.

viele Grüße Werner

adebanji said...

Thanks Myne!
Danke, Werner!

Mona said...

It's just gorgeous Adebanji, and so is your little princess! Wishing you and your family Happy Easter.

Angela Elledge said...

Your little princess is gorgeous and seeing her through your eyes is a treasure for all of us!

Janene said...

What a delightful painting of a lovely child. I enjoy the rich colors.

James Parker said...

Banji, everything about this is just marvelous...including Kezia and her paintin' Papa. Dana is so correct when she said your love shows right through this painting. I hope you and your family have a meaningful and joyous Easter.

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Love it, love it, love it! You did an awesome painting! You so captured her focus! She is truly precious! Thank you for sharing! Joyous celebration of our risen Savor Jesus!

Justjoxy said...

Absolutely beautiful. This is one painting she'll treasure. Her face speaks volumes, she can't wait to be back in your arms. Nice one.

Larry said...

A Beautiful painting of a beautiful girl.

Edward Burton said...

Very adoreable, Adebanji. Great news - I finally received your book.

AC said...

This is a great painting. I love the colors.

Jala Pfaff said...

Too cute.
What a look she gives you!

Prabha N. said...

She is super cute and lucky (even rare) to have an artist dad to sketch and paint her so well!

Brian said...

Great choice of colors and tones!

olaoluwatomi said...

9months already! She is so cute! The painting is so nice, would not have noticed the hand if you did not point it out!

blogoratti said...

Adorable!

swhiteart said...

Beautiful painting! What a gift!