Friday, January 15, 2010


As promised, I'm sharing the lovely portrait Penny's grandfather painted of her, and the photo he used as reference. There's a bit of reflection from the glass, but you get the idea. My dad, who's been a successful commercial artist since the 60's, used this cool technique: he started with a streaky wash of brown tempera, then drew over that with a wax pencil, then went back in with tempera to color the hat and flower. You can click on the image to get a close-up look. I love it.


Hobocamp Crafts said...

Oh my goodness how big she is! love her hat.. she really is super cute!!

Amanda aka MamaRobot said...

Thanks :) We were trying on funny hats at Ikea that day.