Lauren Maurer Artworks

May 11, 2009

The prettiest little girl in the whole wide world

Filed under: Uncategorized — laurenmaurerartworks @ 10:05 pm

Look at this sweet little girl!

This is my little girl, Lexus. We went to a Mother & Daughter tea party a few weekends ago and I couldn’t stop taking pictures!

I am still working on getting better at portraits. People are my favorite subject to paint, and my favorite paintings tend to have figures in them. There is something about capturing an expression and a mood and a personality all at once… I wish I could do it better, but I have always tended to paint landscapes and flowers, which were easier for me- so I really have not gotten the practice that is needed to really paint people well. So from now on, hopefully you’ll be seeing more figure paintings from me as I work on getting better at them!
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13 Comments »

  1. She’s beautiful, Lauren! This is a fantastic portrait! happy (belated) mother’s day πŸ™‚

    Comment by L.Holm — May 11, 2009 @ 10:46 pm

  2. wow, lauren…she’s precious!! you absolutely amaze me with what you can do with watercolors! i admire you so much for stepping out of your zone and challenging yourself to paint portraits! you go girl…your work is fabulous! πŸ™‚

    Comment by lori vliegen — May 12, 2009 @ 11:15 pm

  3. Wow, Amazingly beautiful, Lauren. I love the water color painting too.Cheers and have a fruitful day,

    Comment by James Oh — May 13, 2009 @ 12:54 am

  4. Love your loose brushwork..fantastic work here.All the best,Todd

    Comment by Todd Bonita — May 14, 2009 @ 1:17 am

  5. OK Lauren. I tried to paint a dog today and it came out looking like a horse. This beautiful painting of your daughter actually looks like your daughter πŸ™‚ Don’t know what’s wrong today…not feelin’ it. Back to my drawing board.

    Comment by Gina Lee Kim — May 14, 2009 @ 2:38 am

  6. Gina- I’ve had a few of those days myself!! πŸ™‚ Thanks everyone for the encouragement on these last two paintings I’ve posted!!

    Comment by laurens.paint.palette — May 14, 2009 @ 11:45 am

  7. As lovely as her mother!

    Comment by r garriott — May 15, 2009 @ 4:07 am

  8. If your daughter is sweet, beautiful and has a great smile then I think you were very successful with this painting. Here I thought you were college age. I need to get what ever magic potion you’re taking.

    Comment by Sheila — May 15, 2009 @ 3:57 pm

  9. Sheila!! I know you are joking!! You are so beautiful so I will take that as a HUGE compliment coming from you! Thanks so much!

    Comment by laurens.paint.palette — May 15, 2009 @ 4:02 pm

  10. hi nice blog good job, please come to my blog and follow me so we all can be friends

    Comment by sam — May 15, 2009 @ 9:39 pm

  11. Very very nice, Lauren. Sorry I took so long in posting your sunset..I forgot about my gmail..duh…getting old. Super artwork. Thank you so much for your participation…you’re very special. P.S. I’m like Sheila..I thought you were a teen-bopper πŸ˜‰

    Comment by James Parker — May 18, 2009 @ 12:25 pm

  12. I found your blog from Rene PleinAir. I haven’t looked at your other posts, but I just wanted to say way to go stepping out of your comfort zone with painting! I have always wanted to paint people, but never feel like they turn out well, so it’s inspiring to see another artist trying! I think this is a beautiful painting.

    Comment by Erin Spencer — May 20, 2009 @ 2:07 pm

  13. Beautiful portrait, Lauren – very sweet.

    Comment by Edward Burton — May 21, 2009 @ 7:42 pm


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