Artwork / 2017 / Shelda and Ruby (Reading Together)

portrait of a white mother and daughter, the girl sitting in her mother’s lap as they read together
Gwenn Seemel
Shelda and Ruby (Reading Together)
acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches

I’ve made plenty of paintings for books, commissioned covers like this one and this one as well as all the images for Crime Against Nature and Your Share Good. But until this double portrait, I had not painted people reading. You can see my process on my blog.

close up of a beautiful woman’s face
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close up of a 9 year old girl’s face
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