Portrait of a Baby

I completed my first commissioned portrait this weekend!

It was a week late as I had originally chosen a different picture for the painting where the baby’s head was sideways.  I attempted it last week.

Epic fail.

I began to wonder if I was an artist after all… Why I had even thought about offering to do this in the first place…  And whether I could just say, sorry, I can’t paint your baby.

Relief came when I sat down again, this time with a different picture of the baby.

A very cautious hour passed, as stroke by stroke I began to gain my confidence back.

I walk away from the painting with great satisfaction.  Perhaps for now I will stick to vertical head shots, and only venture into the land of the horizon a little later.

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