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Just having fun.... she has the most amazing hair. And an adorable little profile :)
And cute ears. Well, almost all ears are cute. And lots of fun to paint! It's not like I've ever tried to paint anyone with a bad case of cauliflower ear or anything, so I'm not speaking from an infinately large pool of experience, but.... ears are fun to paint. They hold still, and no one ever says "the portrait is beautiful, but the ear is just a little off...."
It was Sargent that said that a portrait is a painting in which there is something just a little bit off about the nose. Sargent! I mean, that man was a miracle with a brush, but even he had disgruntled sitters, I guess.
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 .