3/2/11

NEPHEWS

In a couple of days I will hand deliver this painting to his mother when we meet in Paris. I can't wait.

By using Nick Simmons' 'throw it on the wall' fluid acrylic technique, the background was nearly completed before I ever started the portrait. The actual portrait has been painted with transparent watercolor over the fluid acrylic drips.

Peter is such a free spirit, and my husband says that this really captures him. It's good to finally paint again and get one that makes me really smile.

Now I'm off to pack....... Au revoir!

12 comments:

AK said...

It is really a pleasure when your style can capture the character of the subject. Fabulous.

Dawn said...

very very nice Sandy!

have a great trip and I will email you when you get home!!

Sadami said...

Dear Sandy,
So nice! Especially face expression is so good!! Thank you for sharing the info. Enjoy your trip.
Cheers, Sadami

meera said...

what a wonderful portrait!!! You sure did a fantastic job mixing acrylics and watercolors too :)

Linda Schuler said...

This is the best and He looks like he is having a good time too!

Vicki Greene said...

Great job. Love that background too!

Nick said...

That wall in your studio is a work in progress now, I guess...will have to do some touch-up next year!
The portrait is great, once again proving you can paint anything with real panache.

Tim Robinson said...

Love it!

Olliewood said...

AMAZING job on your nephew's portrait Sandy; and in Nick's style it's superbly fitting! I'm willing to bet your sister LOVES it. Love ALL your work,
Darla

devotedmomof7 said...

Sandy - AWESOME! I love the happy expression and the joyful spirit you've captured. The background sets the perfect upbeat base for a GREAT portrait. Have fun on your trip!!

Olivia said...

So expressive face, Sandy ! I love the background too.
Kind regards. Olivia.

jane minter said...

just wonderful sandy