Painting new beginnings

Introducing, my first painting of the year …  yeah, yeah – I know it’s been over two months since the new year started but I just didn’t get around to introducing it and anyway it has good intentions for the whole year. I wanted my first painting of the year to be one that celebrates looking into the future with excitement!

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This painting is based on a photo I took of my sister one New Year’s eve that I’ve always liked because you can see total excitement and joy radiating from her face. It’s just so sparkly and full of happiness I love it! What I like so much about the photo is that she is laughing with her eyes – her eyes are actually twinkling with delight and I hope that I was able to capture this essence in my painting.

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I decided to try out silver paint here for the first time ever in the background – I thought that  just maybe it would bring out that inner shine I saw in her. You can see the effect in different lights above. This beautiful moment captures exactly how I wanted to start this year and the feeling I wanted to carry throughout.

Not sure what to call it yet. Maybe Cheers or just Waiting (Expectations). What’s your opinion? I hope your year has been as full of cheer as my painting! Please leave a comment about what you think of my painting. Did you like the silver? Let me know.

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