Sunday, May 20, 2012


I'm working on my postcard for Norway.
And simultaneously working on my new class, A Diary of Faces.

Chris Flynn, this is for you.
Your comment, "...a different expression every day...learn how to capture feelings and emotions or how to draw older people" is what inspired me to attempt this portrait of Barbra Ihlen Larssen by Norwegian artist Christian Krohg (1852-1925).

But what I wanted to share today is the WIP or stopping point yesterday when I needed to move to the chair zone for a break. 
I was struck with the sad face I had painted.
She was not sad in the reference photo.
She was not smiling big but had a little twinkle about her. 
So that was my mission in finishing. 
I tried to give that little twinkle back to her. 
Sad and Happy may not be the best description for this comparison; however, I think they each show a different feeling or emotion.


  1. She's beautiful in both versions.


  2. Oh my gosh Sharon!!! Thank you so much... I was totally engrossed in the two faces before I read your blog. I am soooo looking forward to your new class. I'm going to practice with these faces today! You are such a blessing to the art community! Thank you again!
    PS Did I mention I love these faces?
    love YOU!


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