Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Precious Boy - Original Pastel Portrait

Precious Boy 
Original Pastel Portrait 8"x 8"
Not For Sale

Have you ever seen a photograph that you just HAD to paint?  This is one of those. I mean look at that face and the lighting.  I really wanted to paint it and what made me want to paint it even more is this precious boy and his wonderful parents go to my church.  It has been such a joy getting to know them. They are just a lovely little family - you can't help but smile when you see them.

Well, when this photo was posted yesterday, I decided immediately I was going to paint it and give it to them tonight - you know just because.  It was one of those paintings that just came together without much effort and I had so much fun doing it.  But I had more fun giving it to them!  I wished I had a camera - their reaction made it so worth it - what a blessing!  I think we all cried.

Luke 18:16 (New International Version)
16But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

15 comments:

Jo Castillo said...

So beautiful and so generous. Don't you love it when a painting comes together like that. Wow!

Karen Hargett said...

Thank you so much Jo. Yes I do love it when a painting comes together so nicely and without much fuss - wished they could all be like that.

CraftyGiveaways said...

that's beautiful! you do great work

Наталья said...

Классные работы! Просто прелесть!

ErosSoaps said...

So Beautiful!

Karen Hargett said...

CraftyGiveaways - thank you so much and thanks for visiting my blog.

Наталья - Большое спасибо за ваш wors рода и посетив мой блог. Я надеюсь, что переводчик Google работали, и я говорил правильные вещи ;-)Natalia - Thanks so much for your kind wors and for visitng my blog. I hope the Google translator worked and I'm saying the right things ;-)

Karen Hargett said...

Thank you ErosSoaps and thank you for visitng also.

It's great to see comments from new and old friends - thank you!

Helen Read said...

Very nicely done, Karen!

Charlotte said...

He certainly is a precious boy! What a wonderful gift and talent.

Karen Hargett said...

Thank you Helen. You have really been doing some nice paintings too.

Charlotte - thank you so much and thanks for visiting.

hmuxo said...

This portrait is absolutely wonderful. I love the pose and the colors you used. Great job.

Karen Hargett said...

Thank you so much hmuxo - it is always nice to have a reference photo that makes painting easy. Thanks for visiting and commenting today.

Barbara Pask said...

This is beautiful work Karen, I can understand why you were excited to paint this. I bet the parents were thrilled, how could they not be.

kratosellas said...

very nise

Karen Hargett said...

Thnaks kratosellas and thanks for stopping by.