Thursday, April 5, 2012

#68 Nina -One Hundred Alla Prima Paintings of American Teenagers


(Teenagers are concerned about) "Teenagers today are mostly concerned with technology.  Things like Facebook, texting, and popularity status are very important at my school and in society today...The advice I would give other teens is to just be themselves.  Always remember that you have your own mind and you have the ability to think for yourself.  Speak up!  Get involved!  I have been an independent thinker and it is a quality that has really come in handy."

Nina's portrait will be in the Philadelphia Sketch Club's upcoming show, the 149th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings. It received Best Portrait award! The opening reception is on Sunday, April 15,  2-4 pm. Awards will be presented at 3:00 p.m. The Sketch Club is located at 235 South Camac Street (between 12th and 13th and Locust and Spruce).
For this painting I used Rapheal portrait linen.  It has a very smooth linen and was wonderful to work on, and enabled me to describe the sensitivity on her face. This is one of my favorite paintings of the series. 


  1. This has such a lovely feeling! Congratulations!

  2. Nina is absolutely beautiful, Natalie!! Congratulations!

  3. Sending heartfelt congratulations, Natalie! I love this one, too!!