Sunday, July 01, 2012

The Smile-Portrait

Close ups

LinkOil on 6x6 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Li was the hostess who supplied a lot of great reference photos!
I picked the delightful Patrise and her boy! The sun is no match for her bright, warm smile!
She runs the local straw market making baskets, etc. out of palm leaves...I believe she's in Nassau.

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

My Etsy

2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands


  1. Gorgeous portrait, Dean!!! She's got such a beautiful expression on her face!! SO well done!!!

  2. She has got that love light in her eyes, Dean. Another beauty.

  3. Hi there Dean!... Once again a masterfully captured moment... and in this occasion... a smile!

    The dual proximity of your diagonal portraits gives further credence to her smile. Motherhood and smiles are synonymous most often! I know that we share that understanding!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,

  4. Very expressive portrait, Dean.

  5. You do such wonderful portraits!

  6. What a great job you did on her mouth. It looks so natural and the light on her top lip and area, I find especially wonderful.
    A beautiful and emotional painting.


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