Regency Miss

Watercolor on 140# Cold press Arches paper 29 x 20 inches. This little girl is a compilation of about 7 different photos and my own head. Her face was the inspiration  for the thing.  She walked into the gallery on a day that the chamber of commerce had announced that businesses would be open and giving out Halloween candy. She was dressed in black, as a witch, but she was so shy she refused to look at me when I snapped her picture. I took liberties with her hair as it was red, but very fine and piled under a funny hat, found a regency style dress, cut it down to fit her figure, added the acanthus leaf border and some simple wall paper, a rose and a ribbon. Unfortunately I couldn't get my camera, my easel and my tripod to square it up enough to get the photo straight. But you get the idea.

 

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About Susan Harper

Hmm, bio:  Let's see.  I've lived a considerable time, so it's hard to know where to begin.  I'm originally from San Francisco, married, raised four kids, have 8 grand kids, still married to the same sweet baboo living on the North West coast of California near Humboldt State U.  I've done some kind of art work all my life, but didn't start to paint until late 2007.  Artists often comment on how hard watercolor is, so I thought, "What the heck. How about I take the challenge".  And whaddya know!  Who woulda  thunk it?  I took to watercolor like a duck takes to, uh, water.  So, as a senior citizen  I'm just beginning a new career. To tell you the truth, I never set out to sell any paintings, just to learn.  That all happened in spite of me.  Now I often don't have anything to put up for sale, because I do commission work and it's gone before it's painted.  I'm hoping to get some inventory built up, but my style of painting requires a good deal of time.

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