Thursday, January 1, 2009

2009 First Painting in the New Year

Katie is not big in a physical way. She's not tall. She doesn't weigh much. She's not powerful looking or particularly muscular.

Katie is big in a personality way. She is a born leader. Smart. Compassionate. Straight as an arrow. Passionate. Talented.

When Katie smiles, everyone around her smiles. It's a big smile that is contagious. I can think of few places I would rather be than around Katie when she smiles!

I even feel like smiling when I see this portrait. Happy New Year, Katie!

Katie's Smile, 24 x 18, pastel


Celeste Bergin said...

Dynamic & bold! Great narrative to go with it. Happy New Year...!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Celeste! Happy New Year to you, too.