|"Portrait of Katherine" 20" x 24" |
Oils, ©Valorie Snyder
I spent a half hour sitting on the floor with Katherine, pretending to ignore her while reading the children's books I had brought. Eventually, she became interested in the book and gave me this beautiful pose.
In addition to her expression, I enjoyed creating the light effects and the lavish folds of her dress. Her red hair is usually untamed, Katherine's unique trademark. The afghan was a family keepsake of the client. Katherine's book, her favorite and a special request for the portrait, was "Curious George," © H. A. Rey and Margret Rey.