Monday, March 16, 2009

A Tiny Little Something

maria self portrait
Maria, self-portrait

Last Friday, Maria came home with this large self-portrait done in colored pencil which had been an assignment for art class. I loved it! It truly gets at the essence of "Maria" but she said it didn't really look exactly like the original. It did remind me of the quote by John Singer Sargent who said,"A portrait is a picture in which there is just a tiny little something not quite right about the mouth."

6 comments:

MaryAnn Ashley said...

It's beautiful. What a talented Maria..

Gracie said...

she's really good (not surprised). I agree with MAA about the talent!!

ispeakbeanish said...

That's fabulous! I love how she's mixed and shaded her colors to create depth. Beautiful!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Very impressive. Beautiful.

spread your wings said...

this is wonderful. i love that depicted herself painting in the portrait. very, very nice.

ELK said...

this is so wonderful ~such talent! ELK