Saturday, 31 January 2009

Grandaughter Ella

This is my darling grandaughter ella. She asked for a portrait of herself this week and when she saw it said "its very nice grandad but I dont think my friends will recognise me from it". How polite can a child be. I have to say the colours are quite garish on the pc compared to the original. However I am quite pleased with it.
She is so special to us.


I huset ved bekken said...

Good girl!
Nice picture, you are good too.
Have a nice weekend.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Kate
sorry for the mix up with my first reply.
Thank you so much for dropping by and your nice comment.
Do have a lovely weekend too.

splynch said...

I have to comment on this one, my daughter is Ella too, not many of them around. I think this is lovely and your feeling for her is apparent.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Sarah
Hope you are well.
Thank you for visiting and your comment.
Kind Regards

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

Terrific portrait Trevor, you excel at painting the figure. You’ve captured that smiling child’s good will that they cannot hide from their faces.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Stephen
Cheers mate for your encouragement.
A childs smile says so much.
Kind Regards

Sheila said...

Oh my Trevor, you must have had your children when you were 12! Her sensitivity is surely from your side of the family. I just love her blue eyes and her darling expression.

claudio said...

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yours Claudio Tomassini

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Shiela
Has always you say the nice things to make me feel good.
12...I`m afraid the wrinkles suggest much older...but thank you anyway.
Kindest Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Claudio
Thank you for visiting.
I have visited your site too.
I hope we keep in touch.

Rob Carey said...

Very cute what kids say. I love it. There is so much joy in those eyes. You are blessed to have her as a grandchild.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Rob
That is very kind.
Best Regards

Morgaine said...

lovely portrait :-)

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Morgaine
Thank you very much
Kind Regards

benjaminlois said...

hi trevor!! the picture is great!! well, we know that children always say what they think... i don´t know your grandaughter but i got to say that i can see a very beautiful soul!!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Benjaminlois
Thank yo for visiting and your very sensitive comment.
Kind Regards

nkolika said...

Great portrait........full of life!!! If only we adults can be as open as children.

I see you have no provision for comments by independent bloggers!! Either way, Great work


Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Nkolika
Thank you for your comment and the info re independant blogger. I will investigate that.

Douglas Hoover said...

Trevor, This is such a gorgeous painting! Your composition and color work hand in hand. What I love most is your brush strokes.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Douglas
That gives me great encouragement and much appreciated.

Pete said...

I love how loose and fun the brush strokes are! Composition is spot on too. Sometimes the little ones are our biggest critics!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Pete
Thank you for dropping in on my blog. I appreciate your comments.
I enjoyed your blog and intend to keep up to date with your postings.
All the best.

Jeremy Deveraturda said...

I have found that children and non-artists make the best critiquers. They can be so brutally honest and blunt!

Also this is a very good stylization of a children portrait, not typical to what you normally see. the fleshy texture reminds me of lucian freud but here the piece has a loving feeling. it comes through.

Michelle Burnett said...

Trevor, She's lovely! What fresh, lively brushstrokes. You've captured such a beautiful smile.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Jeremy
I do value your comments greatly.
Thank you for visiting my blog.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Michelle.
Thank you so much for dropping in and yes she is so special to us.
Do take care.

Theresa Rankin said...

Well I can see she is a delight...adorable smile and wonderful manners!! Beautifully rendered have caught her spirit I do believe!

Trevor Lingard said...

Theresa it is always my pleasure that you visit my blog and pass comment.
I value that greatly.
Kindest Regards

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

I don't think these colors are garish at all, and I think this is a spectacular, charming painting! So fresh and full of life -- you did an incredible job on this. The love shows!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Camille
Thank you so much for those nice words.
It means a great deal to me.

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