8 X 10 = 25.00
12 X 18 = 65.00
14 X 20 = 125.00
22 X 32 = 350.00
22 X 32 = 450.0
I am blessed that one of my best friends, Louisa Danforth, is a gifted photographer and is willing to share her work and in this case her family as
subjects for my paintings.
Yes, her eyes really are this big and blue. The first time I saw this mesmerizing photo I knew I wanted to paint her. However, I needed the courage
and a little more experience and knowledge to do it justice. It was very helpful to read in a watercolor publication about an artist that used blue
carpenter tape for lines on a sailboat painting. I decided to adapt the process to the umbrella, which could have been an artist’s “straight line
The next hardest part was buying several tubes of blue watercolor paint trying find the right combination to create the exact amazing blue for
her eyes, which are very close in color to the blue leaves.
Another huge challenge was the shading on her checks and neck. As young as she is there are no wrinkles for definition, just perfect skin and
amazing bone structure. I wanted to play with this feature; so it appears more like a porcelain statue.
I loved working with Windsor Red again, always very scary but exciting. This piece took about 60 hours to complete, my longest time to
complete a piece ever!
I hope that when you look at “Blue Eyes” you can feel and remember a time of innocence and simplicity. That is what she does for me, every time
I see her.