Saturday, September 17, 2011

When You're Smiling- Portrait

Close ups

Oil on 7x5 hardboard panel..

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. The hostess was Valri, and she provided great photos to work from.
The lady in this painting is Valri herself.

I figured that if you're brave enough to put her photographic portrait up, I should be brave enough to attempt it.

I was reminded of the song "When You're Smiling" as I painted and the last line: "Keep on smiling
Cause when you're smiling
The whole world smiles with you". This carries a strong subliminal message to "smile".
I believe I must have had a smile for the entire painting...good medicine, bur the face muscles are a bit stiff.

Available ... If interested, contact me at kkayangel2(at)

My Etsy

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.11To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.


  1. another outstanding portrait! she looks happy---!

  2. In your attempt, you knocked it out of the park Dean, great job!

  3. Well, she's got me smiling...

    Outstanding job, Dean!


  4. Another spectacular job, her smile is infectious!

  5. She is beautiful, Dean. Do you know that my husband's favorite piece of all the art I have in my home that I've purchased from my blogging buddy artists is the piece of the woman in the 1940's outfit with hat, sitting on the rocks reading a letter? That we bought from you? I admit that it is amongst my favorites as well!

  6. But not too stiff Dean. She is lovely and the best thing is you captured her happiness. I caught a smile coming to my face as I lingered on eyery brush stroke. Love it.

  7. Excellent painting, Dean! Love her smile and her skin tones.

  8. Thank you, Celeste and Dana! Very much appreciated!

  9. Don...Thanks my friend! Glad she got ya grinnin'!

  10. Thanks a lot, Sherry! Your comment means a lot!
    That painting is from a scene I captured on tv from the movie"Reds". It is one of my very favorites! I'm very pleased that you both like it!

  11. Thank you Angela and Hilda...Your kind comments bring a smile to me.

  12. Thanks Suzanne and Skizo...Much appreciated!


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