Friday, January 29, 2010

First Commissioned Portrait of 2010

This is my first commissioned portrait of 2010.  I am very pleased with the outcome. Sure hope the customer likes it.  It is a 12 x 16 on stretched canvas. Painting one blue and one brown eye was interesting.  I do think I caught the look of that particular dog.   Now for it to dry so I can ship it off.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Another painting finished!

My youngest daughter, Melissa, requested a painting of her cat Smokey. So tonight I decided to accept her challenge (I've not painted a cat before.) The result is my interpretation of Smokey.  Hope you enjoy looking at him.  He is on a 12 x 16 canvas, and took me about 3 hours to complete.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Thai woman completed!

Today I finally had a chance to complete my portrait of the Thai woman. I am pretty happy with it.  I still think I need a lot of practice painting fabric- they don't seem to come out quite like I want.  However, for the first painting of the New Year, I think it came out great... Melissa has requested a portrait of her cat...guess that is the next thing on my list

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year 2010!

It is hard to believe that an entire month has passed since I last posted.  Bert and I decided to come to Florida to visit our children and granddaughter for the holidays. I had forgotten how much of a delight a 17 month old can be. Unfortunately I have also spent the last week in bed with respiratory problems.

Prior to getting sick I was pretty busy painting.  Here are several pictures that I have completed while being here.  This is Fergie. She belongs to a friend of ours.  I believe this will end up hanging in his office.
This is Alex.  He is a precious Bolivian boy that my daughter sponsors. This was painted for her as a Christmas present.

The following are portraits of Micah and Kyla Ann.  They were painted as gifts for their grandparents.

Yesterday I finally felt well enough to paint again.  I decided to challenge myself and paint an older person, since I have been painting so many children recently.  This is a Thai woman.  I still need to complete her clothing and jewelry, but I think her face is complete. Wrinkles were definitely a challenge.  I don't see many of those on the young children I have been painting.  All of these portraits have been painted from photographs.  The Thai woman is painted on a 16 x 20 canvas; the others are on 12 x 16 canvases.