This painting has been a labor of love. I'm not quite sure why it's taken so long or why it's given me so much anxiety, probably because when you tag your painting subjects from instagram, it's extremely likely they will see the work.
Karla Jean Davis, known as @mintkarla on Instagram, is a vintage queen, photographer and mother to Olive. She's cute and seems perfect, is also beautiful. I love seeing her pictures. She dresses Olive so adorably in vintage clothing. They both appear to be having the time of their lives together. I hope if I'm ever a mother, I can be as fun. Please take a look for yourself. Olive is pretty much the cutest kid I've ever seen (except my niece and nephews).
Every aspect of this painting gave me nightmares. I worried about the skin for two weeks. I couldn't get the mouth right, I still feel like she looks like she's drinking koolaid, but there's only so much fixing one can do for RED paint. The hair. Oh, the hair. Sigh. I painted it off and on for at least two weeks, obsessive about the curls and color.
Yippee, the painting part is done and now I'm on to the embroidery! I'm trying to do some crazy vintage pattern, we shall see how it goes.