Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tea Party

I worked more on this last night, adding just a slightly darker shadow on the left side of her face and more detail to the table setting.  Below are two photos showing the stages of this painting. 

  

12 comments:

Judy said...

Ann, this is extraordinarily beautiful. The child is so soft and whimsical. Beautiful work.

Mermaid's Palette said...

This is beautiful, Ann! So soft and romantic feeling, and such a wonderful face!

Sharon Williamson said...

Fabulous finish Ann, it's a real stunner. Your colour choices are beautiful.

Ann's Art said...

What a successful painting - thank you for showing the stages, very helpful.

IrinaSztukowski said...

The girl and surroundings are just adorable: they definitely are telling story. How wonderful that kids are still having tea parties like in old good days!
I love the technique the contrast and the composition Ann.
If I was a parent of this cute girl I would run and offer you a great price to keep the piece for my precious memory. Good thing you have a copy of the drawing for a second piece if you need to paint it again!
Great job!
Well done!
Irina

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

I love how it looks so vintage, you've been so spot on fading all those areas and creating that dreamy look ♥♥♥

RH Carpenter said...

This is such a lovely painting - her eyes are so sad, though, but it pulls me in, wondering (perhaps she invited others and they didn't show?). I love it - delicate, beautiful, and amazing!!!

L.W.Roth, said...

Wonderful painting. I love seeing the stages of development. Very informative to this bungling watercolorist.
--The child does have sad eyes--or maybe questioning? The painting lives through her eyes. Beautiful job.

Ann Buckner said...

All of you, thank you so much for your kind comments. I want to paint her again sometime, perhaps in a different medium.

Vernita Bridges Hoyt said...

I love this portrait. You are so very, very talented!

Dana Andreassen said...

This turned out beautiful. It was my daughter's Birthday Tea Party that day and the girls had so much fun. I can't wait to show this to the girl's mom. I have the most beautiful picture of that day I would love to have you paint.

Ann Buckner said...

Vernita, thank you. Your comments mean a lot. :)

Dana, I am tickled that you visited this blog and liked the portrait. I didn't know any of the little girls but found them absolutely delightful. My e-mail address is abucknerart@yahoo.com if you would like to send me your telephone number so we can chat about the photo you have. Thanks again for visiting and hope you will visit often.