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.


carol morgan carmichael said...

Aw...Lots of love in this picture. Great job!

Fay Terry said...

Mitzi, this is beautiful. You did a great job on these two sweeties. The folds in their clothing are really well done along with everything else.

suzannepaints said...

Beautiful. I'm sure this surprise will be an ever-lasting favorite. Beautiful work