This is Maggie. I painted this portrait for her in the early '70s. Maggie has many allergies and has to stay indoors most of the time. I really enjoyed doing this painting as it meant so much to her. What a pretty smile she has, and notice the sparkle in her eyes. Today, Maggie is not as young as she was in the picture, and struggles with her breathing problems one day at a time. She still trys to keep that happy smile in the midst of all her trials.
The portrait was painted in oils on canvas, and after applying the paint,...I rubbed it with my finger to blend the colours, achieving the smooth textured effect.