Avery – A Children’s Portrait

Date: June 6, 2016 Category: ,

12″ x 12″

Acrylic on panel

A portrait of a gorgeous little girl.


I completed this commission of a children’s portrait for a friend of mine who wanted to capture a sweet moment in her daughter’s life. She took a reference photo with her phone and thought it might be better presented in a painting. We worked together to make some decisions about the background: in the photo, the background was mostly dirt with a bunch of tiny leaves on the ground. Given the bright and busy pattern of the rain coat, we decided not to introduce anything that might be distracting.

We were both really pleased with the result.

If you’re interested in commissioning a portrait of your loved one (be it a child, adult, or furry friend), you can find out more about my process here.