Meet Everly….A Christmas Portrait

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!

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The cute photo

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The finished portrait

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Patchwork Elephant on Etsy

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:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/265410067/patchwork-elephant-with-balloon-print-of?ref=shop_home_active_22

Enjoy!

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Patchwork Elephant

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Amish Boy In The Barn

Here is another completed picture, Amish Boy In The Barn.  As I stated in my previous post, the boy was actually drawn from an old picture of my son when he was quite small.  He had the cutest face! 

It was actually a lot of fun to do.  I hope you like the result.  I plan on sending this to manufacturers of designs for the amish tourist areas in the United States. Maybe…just maybe!Image

Layla, A Springer Spaniel

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! 

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