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Portrait of young boys reading Dr. Seuss ABC
Watercolor and watercolor pencil on Stonehenge paper…The boys are around 3 and 5 years old.
Commissioned piece .
When I do art work of children I go into the home and take pictures of my subjects…I set it up to make it as interesting as possible…Put in props they can identify with..Here I through a rug over one corner of the couch to add color and make it more artistic. When your dealing with little kids you can’t hold their attention very long for example ten minutes if that. I learned that if you give them a book it adds to the composition and brings them together …Talking to them in a child like language helps to..You learn tricks to keep them focused when you’ve done it enough times. I try to make it as colorful as possible and ask where it will be hanging in the home..I then incorperate colors of the room into my painting .

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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  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 4 years ago

    Adorable!! They are so precious with their expressions.

  • Thankyou Frannie…I really enjoy doing the children…Having them sit together with a book keeps them together and not all over the room ..so it is a good trick to keep them focused on what I want from them. You have to be quick with kids though because it doesn’t last long. Ten minutes the max. :))

    – Margaret Harris

  • cdcantrell
    cdcantrellover 4 years ago

    fantastic Portrait work’great shads!!

  • Thankyou Cdcantrell :)

    – Margaret Harris

  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazeover 4 years ago

    Gosh you are talented. Your portfolio is absolutely amazing. Love this – it has that lovely 1950s/60s feel about it.

  • Thankyou so much Cynthia for taking the time to take a good look at my portfolio. It is really appreciated !!

    – Margaret Harris

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 4 years ago

    A true “slice of life” portrait of these handsome boys. Well done Margaret.

  • Thankyou so much Jim I appreciate it ! xx

    – Margaret Harris

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKover 4 years ago

    Fantastic painting Margaret.

  • Thankyou Jacquik xx

    – Margaret Harris

  • Noel78
    Noel78over 4 years ago

    Wow adorable! This looks so much like my sister’s boys in a photograph I always think about do their portrait in oil, but I have to to do. Your work it’s stunning!
    God bless you Margaret.

  • Thankyou Noel ! God Bless You To xx

    – Margaret Harris

  • Elena Oleniuc
    Elena Oleniucover 4 years ago

    Great work, well done ! Love it !

  • Thankyou Elena :)

    – Margaret Harris

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 4 years ago

    Host, Mary Sedici

  • Thankyou it’s my pleasure !!

    – Margaret Harris

  • Junior Mclean
    Junior Mcleanover 4 years ago

    Very nice!!!

  • Thankyou Junior :))

    – Margaret Harris

  • Jenni Atkins-Stair
    Jenni Atkins-S...over 4 years ago

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