Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pink Barrette-Child Portrait

Close ups

Oil on 7x5 hardboard.

This is my contribution to this week's DPW's The Simplify Cute Challenge posted by Carol Marine.
Her instructions basically were to simplify a way too busy background. Then she said: "Feel free to change anything, crop, whatever. Have fun!"
So that's what I did..."have fun"!
I loved trying to paint the effect of the bright sun light on the girl.

Not exactly Vermeer's Girl With A Pearl... but Girl With A Pink Barrette was loads of fun to paint.

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

My Etsy

Matthew 9:28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. 29Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you


  1. you did a fantastic job---she looks cute all right! It's a small surface to really know how to paint on a 5x7!

  2. I love the serious little face, Dean! A young Rene Zellweger! And your cup of chocolate is so perfect and three-dimensional!

  3. Thank you, Celeste!

    I've been doing 5x7's so long, I'd probably panic on a 9x12...Lol!
    But seriously, on rare occasions I will do a large commission...and it does seem strange.

  4. Marie...Thanks!
    Come to think of it, she does resemble Rene Z.

  5. She's beautiful, Deano! You really captured the beauty of her youth. I wish I could do that.

  6. I love the emphasis on the barrette, it makes her hair glow even more. And I wish I could get the same perfection on the sun/shade parts of her face! Great job Deano.

  7. Gorgeous depth you've captured in her hair, Dean! Amazing job, but then that is the Deano way!

  8. Gorgeous little did a wonderful job with this painting, Dean!!


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