Children have such wonderful imaginations! They are natural artists, often without preconceived notions about their subject matter. I created this fish painting based on a child’s artwork.
I tried to stay true to color and shape, while adding subtle shading and a few enhanced details to create a fine art piece. I used acrylic on 18″ x 24″ canvas.
I’ve been persuaded to explore more of these interpretations of children’s art. I’m calling them my “Li’l Birds”.
This portrait of my husband’s daughters is based on his favorite photo of them when they were little girls. The photo was taken at the Outer Banks of North Carolina, one of our favorite vacation spots.
The painting was a surprise gift for Father’s Day and to make things more interesting, I hung the painting in our living room without saying anything about it. I wanted to see how long it would take him to notice. Well, after three days I had to drop a few hints because Father’s Day had arrived and even though he’d often been in the same room as the painting, he hadn’t noticed it. No surprise!
Well, once he found it, the painting generated the desired emotional effect. I knew he would love it. And now I have a great story to tell on him!
20 x 16