I love these two pieces. The one right above is a self-portrait by Zoey (which is her first one ever....Zoey is 11 years old) and the piece at the top is a portrait of Zoey's friends. I love Zoey's self portrait for its mono chromatic simplicity. It really does look like her as you will see later. She worked from a mirror in charcoal on canvas board. I was going to have her do a full color portrait but when she got to this point both her Mom and I thought it was just perfect as it was. The piece is an 11+14 oil and charcoal on canvas. I think it is one of her best.
The painting above is a gift Zoey did for her friend. The girls are all going to different schools next year and her friend ask Zoey to do a portrait of them so she would have it as a keepsake. Zoey worked from a photo of the girls (Zoey is in the middle) and we kept it more a characterization of the girls. She really enjoyed doing it......and I just love the freckles.