Category Archives: children

Commissioned Portrait of a Mother and Daughter

Here’s a recent portrait of “Kristin and Rylee” completed in oils on stretched linen, 22 x 30 inches.


By Kathy Maniscalco, October 2017, Santa Fe, New Mexico


A Portrait of Two Sisters

Meet Caroline and Claire. They live in Minneapolis and their grandmother commissioned this portrait for the family.

Beautiful girls, smart, creative and bi-lingual (they speak French!). So, it was a joy to create a picture of them.

Here are the reasons I love painting portraits:  I feel as if they are keeping me company in the studio, haha, and because of the joy it will bring the family for generations to come.

Caroline and Claire portrait