Face #2 and #3!

July 27, 2016

Today I was so torn!  There are 2 photos of Amelia Jane that I wanted to attempt... Then I realized, duh! I can paint them both!! lol... I chose one for today and I will work on the other tomorrow...


 This is my Amelia Jane at 2 months old.  She was a chunker and oh, so happy!!

 Here are some of the process shots from today's attempt... although, I think, I captured the joy, I can see where I missed some of the finer points of her face...




There is so much that I want to tweak and change, but I need to learn more about facial structure and how to get the paint to do what I want it to do.  Even with the challenges I see in this painting, my brain could not let go of the other photo, so even though it was late in the day I got started! I do not have process shots though :( .. here is the finished product.

From the moment Amelia was born, she had this perfectly shaped head and this beautiful, peaches & cream complexion! We were in the hospital for 4 days, this was when we came home on the 4th day :)  ... She was swathed in pink, none of the newborn clothes fit her she was so tiny!

I dont know if portraiture is in my future... These are my own babies and even so the stress level for perfection is SO high!  I am going to keep challenging myself though and explore this genre of art.



If you are enjoying these insights into OVashti Art, I would be honored if you would share this with your friends!  If you have any thoughts or comments on this subject, please feel free to leave a comment below!

Creatively yours,

Vashti Verschoor

Please reload

Featured Posts

Art vs. Artiste at

April 14, 2018

Please reload

Recent Posts

March 8, 2019

May 25, 2018

April 14, 2018

April 9, 2018

March 28, 2018

March 16, 2018

March 2, 2018

February 8, 2018

Please reload

Please reload