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Portrait of Olivia

21 April 2009 26 comments




just finished a portrait of my beautiful niece Olivia....
24" x 30"
acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

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  • Nothinglikeit 21.4.09
     

    Lovely portrait - I love how the red background makes olivia jump off the canvas!

    Robin

  • Indigo 22.4.09
     

    I love it! You did an awesom job on this hon. (Hugs)Indigo

  • GPARTHA 22.4.09
     

    yes
    it looks like color aswell as blackn white
    lovely it is

  • Lisa Lorenz 22.4.09
     

    Oh Kim, its beautifullllL!!!!!! I love the red. Olivia will be so pleased! Bravo! xoxoxo Lisa

  • RennyBA 22.4.09
     

    What a wonderful portrait - so lively and colourful!

  • Amy Lilley Designs 22.4.09
     

    Well, no surprise, another beauty in the family...you all have a great gene pool...I'm sure she's gorgeous on the inside too...hugs...great job..:)))

  • Speedcat Hollydale 22.4.09
     

    Love the feel and vibe coming from this portrait. It is simple, yet elegant and fresh. Very interesting ... it has a different overall look to me than others you have created Kim. Very nice :-)

  • Lynda Lehmann 22.4.09
     

    Beautiful work, Kim. I'm glad you're finding time to paint now! (other than the stage props which of course, you also do so well...)

    Hope all is well with you and yours.

  • John 22.4.09
     

    Kim, it is stunning and bright and captures a big spirit...preciosa.

  • TH 22.4.09
     

    nice potrait kim :)

  • TH 22.4.09
     

    went to visit twins today and son broke the statue there :( it must be costly as it is unique!! :(

  • Mariuca 23.4.09
     

    Hola Kim! I'm here! :)

  • Mariuca 23.4.09
     

    What a beautiful portrait Kim, I love seeing ur talent come to life in ur paintings! :):):)

  • Mariuca 23.4.09
     

    You def deserve a yummy upside down pineapple cake for all ur hard work, enjoy! He he he! :):):)

  • Mariuca 23.4.09
     

    Enjoy ur Wednesday night Kim, I'll be watching my AMerican Idol later, missed the earlier 6pm and 8pm show lol! :)

  • Kim 23.4.09
     

    thanks Robin :)
    the red works really well :)
    congratulations for being FC ...I've sent you 500 credits :)

    thanks Indigo :))
    I haven't painted a portrait this fast in quite a while :)

    thanks Gpartha.. :))
    have a great day :)

    thanks Lisa...Olivia's coming to collect the portrait today :)

    thanks Renny :)
    enjoy your day :)

    hello Amy ....thanks and you're right ...she is ;))

    thanks Speedy ...yes a different style with this portrait and smaller than usual...I had to keep the painting light for hanging purposes as Olivia is hanging it in her room at University and hooks are not permitted.. :)

    hello Lynda
    yes Olivia's portrait was a refreshing change this week ..back to the props next week...with My Fair Lady :)


    hi John ..thanks...loved using the red paint :))

    thanks TH...
    that's a shame about the statue...lucky it didn't fall on Sean.. :0

    hello Mariuca...
    pineapple upside down cake ..yummmm.my favourite...thanks...
    have a lovely Thursday :)

  • Lilly 23.4.09
     

    I love it too. You have a gorgeous family and you are so clever and talented. I bet Olivia is one happy niece.

  • diane 23.4.09
     

    Love the portrait. What a cutie! The red is fantastic - it makes me think of a Warhol painting somehow...

    Glad you are painting again, I guess the shoulder is better now?

    BTW my computer has a glitch when viewing your blog, the header is underneath the body of the page and stays put when the rest scrolls up and down - I think it's the header, it says 'Laketrees' then there is a part of an image and then a bit of handwritten stuff showing ' Laketrees' and My Art'. It's probably a Mac thing - hope you don't mind me mentioning it.

  • Girlie 23.4.09
     

    I love the portrait. The impression in her eyes are so beautiful. It reminds me a little of a Wahrhol painting/ photography

  • TH 23.4.09
     

    hi kim, yeah so hubby has to call them at night to say sorry :(

  • TH 23.4.09
     

    they said that the statue origin is already broken but I am not sure about that.

  • TH 23.4.09
     

    my parents happy as they get to carry twins. last time went no chance at all as twins dont wan them

  • Canvas 24.4.09
     

    Canvas ArtGreat piece of art. Nice portrait.

  • Kim 25.4.09
     

    thanks Lilly
    Olivia took the portrait back to Sydney yesterday (to hang in her room at the uni)

    thanks Diane..
    the shoulder is a lot better and yes have been doing quite a bit of painting with the props as well..
    thanks for the heads up on your mac views ..I'll see if I can fix that up in my code...eek...that could be fun haa..

    thanks Girlie :)
    have a great day :)

    hi TH
    looks like the twins are becoming less shy eh?? ;)

  • Ascender Rises Above 3.5.09
     

    very nice; is that stippling?

  • axl 3.5.09
     

    wonderful portrait

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Kim Barker is a Visual Artist (Diploma in Art and Graduate Diploma in Education). She is also a fully trained Reading Recovery Teacher. She has taught RAD (Royal Academy of Dancing) and Cecchetti Ballet Syllabii. Kim also manages the Top Artist' Directory and PoeARTica as well as her blog laketrees She lives with her family on the Eastern Central Coast of Australia. Follow Kim at laketrees on Twitter for updates and news