Out of all the subjects one might paint, perhaps the most challenging is people. You can misplace a branch on a tree, but an arm, leg or eye need to be in the right spot!
The paintings in this grouping were completed in my Michigan and Florida studios from photographs I took.
Children make delightful subjects, and I take a lot of shots of them to save for later paintings. Cousins is a watercolor of two of my grandchildren who held hands as they walked down a nature trail in Florida. I took a photo, and thought the scene so charming I just had to paint it.
Wayne with Hat is a watercolor I painted of my husband from a photo I took of him on a trip to Key West. He had just purchased the hat at one of the numerous gift shops on the island.