Thursday, February 4, 2010

Michelle Burnett as a Baby

This is my latest entry on The Flying Moleskins site (link at right). Michelle Burnett requested a theme of snapshots or postcards from our lives, but I saw this photo of her as a toddler and couldn't resist it. The colors are more golden and less pale in person. I was attempting to get a "faded photograph" (like the song) antique snapshot feeling. This 5 x 16" piece is done in oil on the gessoed watercolor paper of Michelle's moleskin sketchbook. In about 6 months or so it should finally reach her after the other 11 artists sketch or paint their own work in it. (13 of us in all) Michelle, you were a joy to paint. And you must have been a beautiful baby, 'cause baby, look at you now!

15 comments:

Dana Cooper said...

I love this Camille...you got the effect you were going for of a faded photo, it's wonderful!

Michelle said...

Oh wow, Camille...how incredible! (Guess you saw it on FB, lol!) I absolutely love it! Thanks so much Camille! Can't wait to see it in person.

dominique eichi said...

THis piece is just so sweet. You do beautiful work Camille.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

this has such a wonderful feeling. I love the faded feeling you got. Wonderful soft edges.

L.Holm said...

Absolutely beautiful, Camille! Really lends itself to the format, and your work is so tender and light-filled. gorgeous!

dominique eichi said...

Camille,
I wanted to add more to the comment I left on your blog.
Sheila commented that your piece has the feeling of Cassat, I totally agree.
I see in your work such a freedom that comes from being very comfortable with whatever you paint but not just that you have a willingness to explore beyond what most of us see and must be pushed in but for you it comes naturally. I know each of your pieces just glow. I'm just sorry I have to wait to see it in person.
I would encourage you to make so many more like this.
I just love this project.
Blessings to you my friend keep showing us how to do it.
XOXO
Dominique

AutumnLeaves said...

Camille, this is so beautiful! I so remember these types of sunsuits! You've totally achieved that faded photograph look and I sure love your reference to that song in your blog entry.

Edward Burton said...

This is such a sweet painting - wonderful job, Camille!

Gwen Bell said...

Love it Camille! It really does have that faded photo feel. Just precious!

Greg Little said...

What a great combination of softness and bright light!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Thanks so much -- happy it came out okay! This is such a fun project and I feel super honored to be in the company of the other twelve artists on that site. I'm so grateful to wonderful Dominique Eichi for inviting me to join this year!

Gary Keimig said...

Good choice. Great work.

Trish Siegel said...

Beautiful. I have just bestowed upon you the Sunshine Award for creativity and positivity in blogging! Check out my blog if you would like to accept your award.

Vern Schwarz said...

Awesome piece Camille. I won't repeat all the things I said in the FMS blog, but will add that I love the way you filled the two pages with this figure.

Dean H. said...

I thought I had commented on this days ago...sorry Camille.

Love this painting...it has beautiful softness to it. Michelle is bound to love it!