The finished child’s portrait


I have finished my son’s portrait and after letting it set for a while, I am happy with it.  This drawing of him at two pretty much reflects his personality – happy and enthusiastic about his life.  I still have the hardest time with mouths when I paint people, but this one is turned out okay after multiple adjustments.

I don’t have enough confidence to sell commission portraits of people, but I have enjoyed doing the ones of my family.  I think I’ll stick to the architectural and pet portraits for my online etsy store.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pamela Zimmerman
    Oct 29, 2018 @ 20:15:50

    It’s beautiful, Ruth! a joyful child, and what a lovely memory it will be for someone.


    • ruthsartwork
      Oct 29, 2018 @ 22:04:38

      Thanks, Pamela. My son and daughter-in-law wanted a younger portrait of Justin to better match the other ones I did earlier this year, even if my portrait of him with his dog was the original inspiration and still one of my favorites. He was a very happy child, much like this picture.

      And my daughter and I still treasure the little baskets you made with Lady’s tail hair. I take mine out every once in a while from its special spot to think of her and how special she was. Thank you again.


  2. Des
    Oct 30, 2018 @ 12:49:50

    That is a big, happy smile that really kind of makes the painting. His mouth looks very natural, as do the rest of his features. I noticed it’s very easy to smile back when looking at the painting. Very well-done, Ruth!


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