That's a truly beautiful portrait of two very pretty young ladies. kupukello
must be absolutely thrilled with the result! The details are astounding—from the designs on their shirts, to their hair (especially Katrina's braids), & their fingernails & toenails. I love the pose, Katrina's & Bramble's expressions, & the way the dark blue background highlights their hair color & skin tone. Brilliant work!
Thank you, hon!! ^.^ I loved this pose from Kupukello's photo so I was delighted to be able to paint it. I took their facial expressions from two other individual photos. Thank you so much for noticing all the details! *hugs*
Thank you, sweetie!! *hugs*
It is gorgeous! How lucky she is to have daughters like this and a friend like you to paint them. :)
Looking forward to holiday pictures.
Thanks so much, hon!! ^.^
Awww.... they're beautiful!!!!
Thank you, dear!! ^.^ *hugs*
What a beautiful children's portait!!!
Thank you so much, hon!! ^.^
beautiful kids - amazing art!
Such an adorable double portrait! :D
Their mother is very lucky to get a such a wonderful pic of her children, she must be really thrilled. (And I bet the girls are very proud, too! :D)
Thank you so much, dear!! *hugs tightly*
I've been away from my flist for ages - we've been so busy, involved in a lot of home repair and redecorating, and then were out of town. I hope you are doing well! *hugs again*
Beautiful - you've caught the girls perfectly
Thank you so much, dear Fran!! It's so wonderful to hear from you! *hugs tightly*
2011-05-29 01:07 am (UTC)
OMG, those look just like the photos I've seen of Katrina and Bramble, especially maybe a year or two ago. It's so good to see your wonderful, gorgeous art. Thanks for sharing your gift (and your gift!) with us. :D
Thank you so much, dear! ^.^ *hugs* I loved painting them.
Beautiful portrait! And I'm jealous you got to go to Harry Potter World! I really need to find a reason to go to Orlando soon....
Thank you, Kim! ^.^ *hugs*
Hee - HP World was really fun - it was crowded - but we had a great time. The detail in everything is just astounding. And we visited some really awesome art museums also while we were in Florida. There's a museum in Winter Park (which is now really a suburb of Orlando) - the Morse Museum of American Art - that has the most fabulous collection of Tiffany art. We also went to the Ringling Museum in Sarasota and the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. Both awesome!! :D
Ooh nice, I was going to ask if you had visited the Dali museum. I definitely want to go there one day. And I know the Ringling museum is supposed to be great. I haven't heard of the Morse museum, so I'll add it to my mental list of places to go one day. :)
Yes - all of those are well worth the trip. Very inspiring!! I have pictures from the trip to post eventually. *grin*
I love her braids! To me, that seems like something that would be difficult to draw/paint/etc., but you made them look so realistic!
Also, what did you think about the Harry Potter park? I was sort of mesmerized when I saw it last year at just how much detail they packed into it. I was really quite thrilled. :)
Thanks so much, sweetie! ^.^ *hugs* The braids gave me a few moments of grief, but luckily I had the photo to go by. ;-)
I really had fun at Harry Potter World. It is incredible how detailed and well done everything is. Very awesome!! :DD
Thank you so much, dear!! ^.^ You're back! :D Hope your retreat went well!! *hugs tightly*
It was great--difficult (and more than a bit painful sometimes) but...yeah. Super happy to have gone. ♥
I think you are amazing to do the sesshins - they sound very rigorous. I've been meditating since I was 13, but not under such exacting standards. :P I haven't been commenting much on LJ lately - just time crunches mostly - but I am following your posts about this with great interest. ^.^
Hope you're staying fairly relaxed despite a hectic schedule. :)
The sesshins have been good for me...not sure I could do one every month, but I definitely see myself doing them again in the future. I'm seriously getting into the whole scene over there...
Wonderful portraits! I especially love the slightly naughty expression on both of 'em :)
Thank you, dear! :DD *hugs* Are you still away on your great traveling adventure? ^.^
Yup! We've been gone for more than 6 weeks now and have seen most of Thailand. Next week, we'll be moving on to Malaysia. And we are certain we have at least 4-5 months worth of money left, without any additional income (which is expected) and with money left to spend some months jobless back home (because, lets face it, that is a risk).
What have you been up to?