A portrait of my sister

In occasion of dad’s visit this week, I decided I wanted to paint a portrait. Actually I’ve been wanting to make this for quite some time, but haven’t gotten around to it until now.

Three years ago, I got a new sibling. Or, half sibling. Same dad different mom. Her name is Maja, and she’s the coolest little lady ever. Also, she’s the biggest reason for why I sometimes feel bad about moving so far away from my family. At the same time, our family has always been spread out over big distances, and while we rarely see each other, we do love one another, so I’m sure we’ll be able to have a relationship despite the big distance and age gap.

It’s pretty strange to have twenty years younger sister. My dad was really young when I was born, and I had a lot of friends who had siblings older than my parent. Now I’m that sibling that’s older than some of her friends parents.

Anyways, the portrait. I decided I wanted to make it when I saw a photo of Maja in her favourite toy – the plastic bathtub. Immediately I got the idea to paint it, but instead of her sailing around on the kitchen floor, she’d be on the ocean. Now it’s finally down on paper:
Unfortunately, the paper is too big to fit in my scanner, so the quality is only as good as a camera-phone can get it.WP_20170301_009.jpgWP_20170301_011.jpg

From what I’ve heard, Maja was very surprised that she could be a drawing. I can imagine it’s very strange to see yourself that way for the first time. Well, at least her parents like it, and I’m sure she’ll get used to it sooner or later :)


4 thoughts on “A portrait of my sister

  1. What a beautiful painting of your little sister. I also love the turbulent waves and the texture on them. Your sister looks happy. :)

    1. Thank you so much Carol!
      Water is one of those things that are hardest for me to paint, so I’m very happy about the positive response from such a talented artist as yourself. It must mean I’m heading the right direction. Although I know I have a lot of practice ahead of me :)

      1. Your water is better than mine. I don’t know what I’m doing and I’m serious. I hit it lucky now and then but believe me, I do NOT consider myself an artist. :) Your work is beautiful and it has meaning – it’s very personal to you which makes it even better! :)

      2. Haha! I also consider this one a lucky strike. I think most creatives feel this way. (Artist, me?! no way, I just like playing with paint. Sometimes it turns out good) May it be because everything we create always has potential to improve?
        Anyways, I really think you’re an artist, and so does many others. So it must mean that you are one :)
        Happy painting!

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