Saturday, March 26, 2011

Painting Faces!

A few months ago I wrote a about wishing I could paint faces, girls in particular.  I wrote about loving artists like Kelly Rae Roberts and Julie Nutting, who paint beautiful girls in their artwork.  Really I think the reason I love the girls in their artwork is because, in the midst of a busy day in which I'm trying to be everything to everyone, their girls help me connect to the girl inside me...feminine, precious,  I love that girl.  I want to paint that girl. 

This morning I took my first step in the direction of finding that girl in my paintbrush!  I went to an artist friend's house around 10:30 a.m and received my first ever one-on-one art lesson.  Painted my first real face (she turned out pretty cute, don't you think?) and it wasn't near as hard as I originally thought!  Okay, now I'm off to keep practicing!  :)

Making Faces, courtesy of Katie Holmes.


  1. This is the very reason I love pictures of girls (and women!). They remind me of that girl inside of me.

    I can't believe this was your first attempt!

  2. I can't either, Amy!!! :) Best art teacher I've ever had! :)