What drew me to pencil and paper was the need to capture the uninhibited, joy filled spirit of my first born grandchild. She is, as with all children, emotionally expressive. Children are blessed with the freedom of being authentic and I enjoy drawing their spontaneity.
Each portrait is drawn from a photograph or combined photos. Sensitive details such as each eyelash, a single loose thread from a button, the individual shades in the iris, the folds in clothing, all combined, produce the personal capsule of time in each portrait that evokes lasting memories.
I hope each one prompts your heart to experience spontaneous delight with a contented smile, a gentle sigh, or deep chuckle.
I invite you to visit ‘Beloved Portraits by Patti Bradeis’ on Facebook to view a more personal glimpse of my art work…. (https://www.facebook.com/belovedportraits/)