Inspired by my little Naomi's cousin Aly, who is just beautiful and definitely has that just-growing-up look. I just love the shapes her hair makes in this one, and the light by her eye.... and of course ears are always fun to paint!
I am an artist living and working in Hillsborough, North Carolina, and have been maintaining this blog as a daily painting project since January 1, 2008. Each of the daily paintings and studies posted here is available on Etsy. My larger and more involved works can be rented from me or purchased through Etsy, from the Broomfields Gallery in West Jefferson, North Carolina, from Bull City Art and Frame in Durham, North Carolina, or from me directly by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org .