Friday, April 6, 2012


Paige "24 x 36" mixed media with acrylic

This is the underpainting of a young woman I've known since my daughter and her became close friends in first grade.  She has grown into a beautiful person inside and out, and I asked to use one of her facebook pictures for this painting.  Although I've painted her a bit older than her 20 years, (which I don't know how to control that),  it captures her inner beauty, too. I keep thinking she looks like a country music singer.  :) 

It will morph into something different, when I start adding color,  I'm sure. 


Rona Gregory said...

Oh wow, can't wait to see this one finished! She is beautiful now already.

Kelly Berkey said...

oh diana! it's brilliant! there is a part of me that loves the underpainting so much i hate to paint over it. i can't wait to see the changes though. incredible work!


Healing Woman said...

Wonderful idea..this is beautiful and I will watch for the color.

martinealison said...

Un magnifique portrait... Il me tarde de lui voir prendre de la couleur.
Bravo !
Gros bisous et joyeuses Pâques.

Lisa Graham Art said...

This is beautiful Diana...can't wait to see the end result. I am sure your daughter's friend is so flattered that you are painting her.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Wow... it looks beautiful just as it is!! :)

fausto mancini said...

Nice underpainting! Looking forward to see colors! Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Ah, my one true childhood friend,
Hope and dream and scheme we dared;
And tho our paths too soon diverge
We’ll always have the time we shared.

~Kyoko Osaki (Age 11½)