Sunday, December 15, 2013

Gwen and Maggie

Maggie, Oil on Board, 6"x9"

Gwen, Oil on Board, 6"x9"
These two oil sketches are of my nieces, Maggie and Gwen Gunnels.  They are always interested in my paintings.  They live many miles from me, but write asking me to draw something and mail it to them. They are twins and wanted drawings for their 12 year November birthday.  I decided instead to give them these little paintings for Christmas.  (They got fancy hair bows for the birthday.)

The boards were salvaged from an old painting which accounts for the pentimento background.  There is also some of that in the hair.  I was unable to use it in the faces because the pentimento obscured their likenesses.