This is Lori. Stellar photographer, wonderful knitter, and all around the kind of person who its good to know is walking the earth. Lori has a great blog.
This is acrylic and a little bit of oil pastel on canvas, 8x10. I primed the canvas with burnt sienna, then drew in the face with charcol and began to add the layers of paint.
The bird is a roller, from Africa. Lori's favorite bird.
One of Lori's beautiful portraits.
I learned that if you paint things that mean something to you it adds to the still life.
So here is my favorite glass, one of my cafe au lait bowls and the last of the summer peaches.
The geranium blossom is from my mother's garden, and now is rooting in a flower pot!
Lots more cafe bowls to paint...