Gabrielle and Sophia


12X16 oil on canvas

These beautiful girls are finished. They were such a joy to paint in every way and I love the way it turned out. I’m working my way back away from realism. This is still realism here in this painting but I’ve abstracted their skin and clothing more than I have been doing. I was a little worried this would take away from their beauty, using such bold unblended brushstrokes, but I don’t think it did. I am also working on adjusting my color palette to warmer lighter tones. I love their smiles and eyes. You might recognize the younger sister as “Sonrisa.” I painted her portrait several months ago, I think this painting of her more accurately captures her spirit and look. Next step is to have it professionally photographed so we can make a print for the big sister.


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