Heidi, Oil on canvas, by L. P. Baker, Australia - LPBaker.com
When it's going well, I find portraiture to be the most satisfying subject to paint. When it's not, it's infuriating! It's this battle that compels me to try again and again. I abandoned my first attempt at this portrait when it became clear that it would be less work to start over than it would to repair what I already had. I'm very happy with the end result, I believe it captures her warmth and her infectiously positive attitude! If you'd like to see progress pictures of this painting, you can find them at Twitter (@LPBaker) and Instagram (@LPBakerArt).