Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My Summer Hiatus

Thank you for checking in with me during this summer of no blogging! I have been busy with unexpected family events that put my regular work schedule on hold. It seems this is a more frequent occurrence as we all age, and I had to adjust my priorities for a short time before getting back to my "normal" routine.

Some of you have inquired about the materials I use, and others about specific techniques such as blending to get my smooth skin tones. I haven't forgotten you!

I'll begin posting again starting September 1. Thank you so much for your patience!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Portrait of a Daughter-finished

It’s been a while since my last post. Summer is such a busy season, with many changes in our family! I can hardly keep up! I hope you haven’t forgotten me! This is the finished painting of Portrait of a Daughter. I intended this portrait to be somewhere between realistic and fantasy. The finished size is 30” x 22.5”

I have added lots of color and heightened the gold tones in her hair quite a bit.

Here are a few close-ups of Dumbo, Charlotte, and the owl from Bambie…

Cinderella, Laurel and Hardy…

Her shoes, and Bugs bunny... Ththth…that’s all folks! (only for now!)