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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Portrait Of A Little Girl: Elena Running/ The Completed Portrait

Elena Running
oil on canvas, 16x20
8th Session
As I have mentioned in earlier posts, one of my favorite elements in a commissioned painting is adding personal information that has significance to the subject or subjects that I am focusing on. In this case, the English garden in the background marks a time in Elena's life where she has had the opportunity to spend part of her life there. The roses also hold special meaning because of her middle name, Rose.  Art that tells a story; this is so much fun!


  1. Okay, that is GORGEOUS! The background with the climbing roses and flowers, and the bench and brick walls is just captivating! It draws your eyes right back to her happy headband and then to her sweet eyes and smile. Beautiful!