Colored portait, watercolor. watercolor pencil
Archers watercolor paper
Portrait of two children around the ages of seven and eight yrs.
This portrait was a commission…The interesting part of it is that the two children are actually married.
The boys father came to me and told me this and gave me two pictures of them as young children and asked me to paint them together and to put his sons arm around the little girl…When it was finished he loved it . He actually had tears in his eyes….He gave the picture to them for Christmas and they really loved it to.

I am a self taught portrait artist and photographer from Canada. I joined RB 2009. Most of my work is done in watercolor pencil, graphite, and pastel.

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  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 5 years ago

    What a beautiful and unique concept. You have so skillfully succeeded in capturing the innocience of these two. I know they had to have loved this when they saw it.

  • I thought it was a good idea to..I’ve never had a request like this before and it turned out well…They really loved it…you would be surprised how many people start to cry..seeing your own image in a painting is an emotional experience. A portrait is also something you pass down to your children and then theirs etc. Thankyou Jim :)

    – Margaret Harris

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonover 5 years ago

    Aww! What a great gift for them!! Love their expressions and postures in light of them being man and woman now:-)

  • Thankyou Leslie..I wasn’t there when they got it but they wanted to meet me but then we moved out of the area so never did. They really loved it. :)

    – Margaret Harris

  • Davies
    Daviesover 5 years ago

    Fabulous work Margaret.You are so talented.

  • Thankyou Noelene :)

    – Margaret Harris

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganover 5 years ago

    Very impressive portraits, Margaret. The fact that you could change their positions without a reference just blows me away. Beautiful work, not wonder they loved it.

  • Thankyou Bev..when you have done as many portraits as I have you learn from your mistakes and you put it all in a little filing cabinate in your head…When you need the information you just pull it out “memory” . You know what a piece is going to look like before you start it. Does that make any sense to you ? lol :)

    – Margaret Harris

  • mochilady
    mochiladyover 5 years ago

    very nicely done margaret. I bet the couple was very pleased and surprised! what a wonderful gift.

  • Thankyou !

    – Margaret Harris

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 5 years ago

    Wonderful art work Margaret x

  • Thankyou Irene :))

    – Margaret Harris

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 5 years ago

    You are incredible Margaret. Your work is so precise and crisp. They would have been totally delighted with such a precious gift.

  • Thankyou so very much Lynda :) xxx

    – Margaret Harris

  • Edzie
    Edzieover 5 years ago

    Fabulous! I love it when seperate shots can be blended in an artwork. Done well!!

  • Thankyou so very much Edzie :)

    – Margaret Harris

  • Blended
    Blendedover 4 years ago

  • Thankyou for the “Feature” Hand drawn or painted art of Happiness and Joy !!

    – Margaret Harris

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 4 years ago

    Great portrait, and wonderful story!

  • Thankyou so much Angie !

    – Margaret Harris

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