Hello! Yes, it’s me again. Finally back from the Christmas rush and craziness. A much needed break gave me some new ideas for the New Year. Can’t wait to try some new pieces (and finish some half-done ones) that are on my list to try.
But I did want to share this portrait which was one of two I was commissioned to do for a Christmas gift. This is Everly, and her expression gives her awesome personality away! I couldn’t wait to try her, even though as every new painting is, looked a little challenging. At the end of it all, I was pleased with the result, as were they, which makes me VERY happy!
I attached the photo here along with my finished painting. I don’t know what it is, but every time I look at her happy expression I can’t help but smile myself. Such a cutie!
I just finished this little guy the other day. I have been trying to think of cute, little ideas for children’s rooms like abc prints and animals. This is one of those ideas. Patchwork animals!
I really just started doing them so I really don’t know how people will take to them, but it’s fun and I love painting them. This is the 3rd one as I have a bear and giraffe on my Etsy Shop as well. Hope you like him. You can find him here at my shop:
I am now painting a pastel portrait of my dog, Max, a Miniature Pinscher. He passed away several years ago and I haven’t had the heart to do this, but I started it to get more practice in. It’s kind of neat to see him jump of the page and look like I could actually reach out and pet him. I will post the finished picture soon.
Here is a picture I had done about a year ago, but I was never really happy with the way the faces turned out on the snowmen.Here is a revised version, where I just painted new faces and placed them right over the old ones, since I am not computer savvy…:)
This is a picture I just completed of my sister’s dog, Layla. Layla is a Springer Spaniel that could have been a show dog, but she has a slight underbite, which makes her adorable! You can kind of see it here. This was a gift and I love doing these as gifts, I guess, because the pressure isn’t on to finish any picture at any given time. You can give it when you are completely satisfied, and it’s a gift! No one will ever give the person anything like it! It’s so personal.
I hope you like it and I plan to do more dogs and pets and maybe…just maybe…start commissioning them. Ooooo, that’s a big step, but I just may be ready. We’ll see. In any case…enjoy!
Just finally finished this pic. I was not used to the smooth side of pastel paper here, so it kind of sat on the back burner…awhile. Anyhow, I really liked the softness of the picture and the way you can almost feel how warm it is outside. Hope you like it.