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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My adorable model with my "Degas Project" painting

Sophia taking her original pose - sooo cute!

So much fun! This was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Through the York Art Association, 30 artists went to the Greater York Dance studio for a photo shoot. These students were running back and forth working their little hearts out. They did numerous costume changes, stopped by the make-up station, posed, jumped and had a blast. They were the greatest bunch of children and teens. They were all so polite and just so happy to be there. Shown with my painting is my dear little model. She was a darling girl full of smiles and giggles enjoying each moment. It is so much fun to paint someone who is truly enjoying the occasion. There are moments in your life that you will never forget . . . one is when a mom cries at seeing a piece of art of their child. Just such a precious time. Even her brother thanked me several times for painting her sister saying it made his whole family so happy and they loved it. How sweet is that for that child to take the time to say that. It doesn't get any better than this. I am so blessed to have this wonderful opportunity.


  1. Lovely painting and what a lovely model! Beautiful work, Kathy!

  2. A memorable work of art for all. WTG!

  3. Great Job Kathy! I love the way you did her dress. It would have been fun to be there to see their faces.