Tuesday, December 2, 2014



16" x 12"
Oil on hardwood Panel
[click in the image to enlarge]

Alice is a perpetually happy and cheerful toddler. She was just on the beginning edge of walking when we saw her last.

She finds some delight in whatever is happening around her.

One might say that this is an attitude of gratitude. A wonderful quality to emulate

I tried to bring some of her cheerful energy to this painting.

The viewer's perspective is a bit unusual for a child portrait in that the viewer is at the same level or a bit below Alice


  1. Really love this! Thank you! I especially love her little teeth.

  2. Thank you
    Alice is so enthusiastic about her life
    It's funny that you mention the two teeth, they were repainted four or five times until I got the effect that I was looking for