Portrait of my daughter Jade Victoria.
This was a photograph taken on her very first day without glasses and wearing contacts. Her very first time and she was so happy.
I painted this picture after seeing a Renior at the National Gallery. So, although I could not paint like the master I set out to pretend that I could paint like him. I looked at his ladies, the back ground the colours and set out to do the best that I could.
This acrylic painting is bigger then life size and is fianlly finished. Hope to uplaod a better picture of it tomorrow as its late at night now and I am not seeing too well.
This is my first Portrait and I hope to do some more. Billy
UPDATE: Its almost 5 years later and my little girl is grown up. She now has anorexia and our lives are so different from when I took this picture and painted it. She looks nothing like this now. Anorexia is the last illness I thought anyone of my children would get. Its blows you away and its horrible to deal with. We are working hard on bringing that beautiful smile and those soft cheeks back. I love you Jade. Mum.