Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Portrait of Sheila Tajima

6 x 6 oil on canvas, not for sale
I saw the artist Sheila Tajima's black and white baby photo awhile back, with her tiny kimono and her luminous expression. I thought it should surely be a painting. I almost added color but opted to paint it as I saw it. So this is my offering to Sheila for The Flying Moleskins project. I hope she enjoys it. I have changed it slightly since last night (still don't have her as beautiful as she was!) and I accidentally deleted the entire post with five wonderful comments (which were greatly appreciated). I have successfully switched out photos before but I guess I managed to forget exactly how I did it. sigh.

11 comments:

Lokelani Forrest said...

A wonderful rendering of Sheila as a toddler. I am sure she will be more than pleased.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

WOW! Lucky Sheila! You are so skilled, Camille!

n. rhodes harper said...

Camille, this is fabulous! One of your best.Love the value changes.

Linda Popple said...

Fantastic! Sheila is going to LOVE this! :-)

L.Holm said...

Awesome!!! This is so fantastic. She will love it. Such a cutie pie, and you painted this brilliantly, Camille.

martinealison said...

Une véritable perfectionniste notre artiste... Elles vont être deux à être heureuses... Bravo!
Bisous

Gwen Bell said...

FABulous, Camille! Wonderful values. I've really enjoyed all of the recent value studies you've done.

hmuxo said...

Wow! Camille..this is really beautiful. Great job.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Thank you, everybody! :)

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

wow this is fabulous! What an adorable baby

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Mary, I hope I thanked you in email (as I usually do for my comments), but if not, I'm thanking you now! So honored to hear from all of you, thaaaaank you soooo much.