Portrait of Anni

Anni, oil on board, 41 x 33cm, 2012

This is a portrait of my friend Kai Tirkkonen's daughter, Anni. I painted this along with the portraits of his sons, Anssi and Teppo. I can't believe I forgot to post this portrait, which is actually my favourite of the three. I painted the portrait from a photograph taken by Kai. Sometimes it seems pointless to create a portrait from such a wonderful photograph, gilding an already lovely lily, but it was a chance to work up a variation on a pretty theme.