Just a start


Ok just barely started, long way to go, but is this ever fun.

I’m trying to decide how to do the window behind.  In the original photo it was a sunny summer day out there, with beach towels reflected hanging over the edge of the porch.  Is it cheating if I just say it’s night now?

This is my eldest but the other night when I was working on it and had just started roughing it in — was desperately trying to not let myself be intimidated by the fact that it’s a person and then a FACE… a face of someone I know and love — it slowly started to change to look more like my other son.  Who I also love to bits.  Right now it’s a real mix of the two.  It really made me stop and think about their features in a detail I hadn’t before, even though  I know those faces like the back of my hand.

But you know what?  I didn’t have to confess that.  I could have said it was spot on and I’m a genius.


I’m anxious to get back and try to see if I can figure out how to bring it back to the right kid.  And I’m feeling like quite a brave girl for taking a stab at a portrait!

4 Responses to “Just a start”

  1. Dina

    This is so real, you think someone sits there! The expression ist good, a great blend of the beloved ones. Do you have any paintings of books or paintings with books in them? I’m sure the bookfyaries’d love to use a painting from you as an illustration for a bookstory and link your beautiful blog.
    Have a great day, take care.

    • jennifertan47

      Thanks Dina. That’s so kind. I’d love to give that a try!
      Thank you so much for all your kind words. Painting is such an up and down thing!
      Love Jennifer


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