Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Kiera #20 - One Hundred Alla Prima Portraits of American Teenagers


"I really wish I knew what I wanted to be, but if I could be anything I wanted, I would want to be someone who goes around the country helping those who are less fortunate. I watched an episode of 20/20 about the children of the Appalachian Mountains and it changed my life. I went to West Virginia and helped those kids and if I could afford to help families like the one I helped last summer I would do that. I love seeing other people happy because that’s what makes me happy".

I was really happy with the composition of this painting, I think the shapes work well. I loved painting Kiera, she has so much spirit, and I have known her since she was a baby.  Her mom is one of my closest friends and today is her birthday. Happy Birthday Susan! 


  1. Great edges in all the shadows.

  2. Thanks, think it is part of what makes this painting interesting