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.
I just finished these pastel portraits for a friend as she wanted to give them as housewarming gifts. I did these on the smooth side of the pastel paper, unlike the one done in the previous post, which was done on the textured side. I was afraid to try this, but I think I like this side better as the eyes and face come out so much clearer. What do you think?
This is Natalynn, my sister-in-law’s granddaughter. I gave this as a gift to my sister-in-law for her birthday and I must say I enjoyed making this gift instead of buying something at the store. It was much more rewarding, and she absolutely loved it. Trying my hand at more now. Oh no…another media to learn all over again. I keep going back and forth!!!