Back in September’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days, I worked on a painting and posted it as “How Does Your Garden Grow?”

I received permission to paint a beautiful photograph, and I wanted to paint it on an 11″ x 14″ masonite board. But first I did a smaller painting of this subject on an 8″ x 10″ canvas, which a dear friend fell in love with a bought, and since then I’ve been working on the larger piece. I have scraped this painting at least 3 times and the beautiful gardener has been done over at least 7 times. So today I decided to work on just her. I can’t say I’m finished, but what I have realized is that I need a very tiny brush with maybe one bristle, because even with a magnifying glass it is so hard for me to get this face right. I know I will tweek this tomorrow, but for now here she is…

And hopefully I will post the finished painting tomorrow. π

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Oh, Karin. That is lovely. Her face turned out so sweet!

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Thank you, Jenny. It probably took me an unbelievable 2 hours, just on this tiny face.

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I love it Karin! Your art gets better all the time π

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Thank you, Cindy. Thanks for stopping by, I’ve missed you here. π

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Ive written you a special email π

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She is beautiful!

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Thank you, Alicia!

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Karin, I am glad you perservered because this painting is amazing! This is something I could never do, so I am doubly impressed!

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Thanks, Pam…thanks so much. You are amazing!!!

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This is perfect! Her face is beautiful as is the entire piece! It is really a fabulous work of art!

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I wish I had taken a picture of you working with your magnifying glass yesterday. Would you have posted it here? I love this painting. The girl is beautiful and sweet. You’re doing so well.

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Sure… π Well, it depends. π Thank you.

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