Carol Carter

31 March 2009

Small Watercolor Portrait

this beautiful little girl was a recent commission for me. she was a delight to paint... and i hope she's pleased.




Commission
watercolor
11" h x 14" w
2009
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12 comments:

Joanne said...

Gorgeous! Love the complexion... and those eyes! Yup - gorgeous!

Sandy Maudlin said...

SO tender and alive. Beautifully done.

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John Salmon said...

Hmmm! Something about the right eye (her left) just doesn't seem right and I don't know why. You've obviously put the highlight reflections in as you saw them but they don't look balanced to me and it gives the appearance of the eye looking inward.

I hate to comment like this because I'm a fan of your work and I would be doing you a disservice not to mention it.

Carol Carter said...

thanks everyone.... it means a lot to have the feedback.

john, i think you're right! i adjusted the right eye.. to make it look more 'even' with the other. you are SO kind to point that out. sometimes...we don't see the plain mistakes.. right in front of our eyes~

thanks again....

best!

RHCarpenter said...

Don't know why she wouldn't just love it!! Beautifully done and such energy vibrating off her form and hair! I am enjoying seeing your work on the commission, too, from research to sketch to photos to painting :)

Susan Liles said...

Hey Carol, great portrait! You captured her character and personality!

Carol Carter said...

hey rhonda.. thanks for your comment. i miss you! hope you are painting up a storm... and enjoying sandy's classes. how are you?
~ carol

hey susan, how is your work? i think of you often.. and working away in the west. i am going to TUSCON in a couple of weeks.. to visit folks from the workshop i met you in... i wish you were closer and we could see each other. i'll check out your blog for your new work!

happy painting to both of you!

carol

Trevor Lingard said...

Carol I would recognise your style anywere.
Unique
Kind Regards

Carol Carter said...

thank you trevor... for your remarks... i am so very humbled.
you are so very kind.

~carol

A Brush with Color said...

She's truly luminous! Stunning.

Carol Carter said...

Thank you again! lOVE that you love the portrait...