Harper’s Portrait by her Great Grandfather

Harper is my Great Granddaughter and as you can see she is a beautiful child. And, she has a delightful personality!  The photo I used for reference was not in good focus or light, but had a beautiful pose and expression, but was great for getting my sketch on the canvas. Having her to pose helped to get the skin tones and features more accurately. This one will hang on her Mom’s wall next to the portrait of her older sister Klara. I enjoyed painting her so much it was hard to call it finished.

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Oil Painting of Klara

Portrait of Klara done by her great grandfather and artist, Jimmie Bartlett

Klara is my great grandchild and as you can see, she is a beautiful little girl. I never thought I would live long enough to see my great grand children, much less paint a portrait of them.  Klara is the oldest of the three so I started with her.   I was able to get her to stand still for a pose, even if it was only for a couple of minutes.   The painting was done with water mixable oils on a 14 inch by 11 inch canvas. Blessings My Friends, Jimmie Bartlett