Monday, April 25, 2011

Sister to Sister - A Birthday Commission

Sister to Sister
12x12, oil on panel
A birthday commission for my niece from her sweet husband, these are their beautiful girls watching ducks on a pond. It was a difficult composition for me and I ditched two attempts early on and even changed the size/orientation. What a relief when the figures finally "settled" into the painting... I heard from them over the weekend and she was very pleased - plus he was an absolute joy to work with. Today is her actual birthday - much love, dear girl.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Art for your Easter basket

In case anyone is lucky enough to be Easter-ing on the west coast! Have a great holiday weekend!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sketchbooks and Milestones

Forgive my absence, gentle followers. I've got about a go-zillion reasons why the art I've been working on lately isn't blog-able. Still painting on surprise commissions... tee hee hee. And I find myself compelled to draw - buried in my sketchbooks. Sometimes working out compositions and value patterns and such - sounds really noble, right? - and other times just sketching the sunflowers sitting in front of me. Our kids are growing up fast right now so I'm doing and thinking a lot about them. This week our youngest, Lavagirl, has Freshman Orientation at the high school and our oldest receives his senior ring.