Saturday, May 21, 2011

Daddy's Girl

8" x 10" Oil on Canvas

Commissioned by this precious little girl’s mother, their portrait will be her daddy's Father's Day gift next month. I was given permission to enter it in an early spring show at the VAC in Punta Gorda, Florida, and received lots of positive feedback and a possible new commission! It has now been delivered and I’m eagerly awaiting the father’s reaction! What a joy painting this one! However, a red dress on a baby was more challenging than I had imagined it would be.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Running Against the Wind

The days turned into weeks and the weeks into months… how hectic these last few months have been!

I haven’t been posting but have been painting as usual! Lots of projects and a little traveling, but have missed checking in with blogging friends! Now to catch up!

My multi-talented son designed and built an awesome table easel for my March birthday. I’ve used it almost every day since and am totally in love with it. Thank you Edward! I shall treasure it always!

What a compliment that Jessica whose portrait I did when she was a little girl used that image for some of her graduation announcements! Thanks Jesse! Congratulations and best wishes to you!

In January David Darrow mentioned a worthwhile challenge - one year daily/weekly reading of the BIBLE on line. I’m not exactly keeping up - but am trying! Not sure I’m going to make it all the way through by the end of the year!

Also early this year Johannes Vloothuis began his weekend on line classes in landscape painting which continued through mid-April. What an opportunity - but very time consuming with homework and exercises! While I couldn’t get all the classes live, the recordings are available on line at very reasonable prices and I’m downloading the ones I missed. (Click No. 10 on the website for my sincere testimonial).

Will try and get a new slide show soon. Thanks for not giving up on me!
Now I’m off to see what my fellow bloggers are painting!