Portrait almost finished


I’m working on a 24″x24″ portrait of my two children in oil. I’ve been working on it for hours each day and I’m almost finished! Today was a great painting day, it rained all afternoon and I was tucked away in my studio painting. I have just a little more work to do on this portrait and then if tomorrow is a sunny day, I’ll take a better photo and post it.

Whew, what a relief to have this done. I’ll really be happy when it’s dry, varnished, framed and hanging in our living room.

Oh, up there at the top of my easel I have a sign that says “DESIGN, BOLDNESS, SIMPLIFY”. These are the elements that I try to keep in the forefront of my mind as I paint, though to be honest, now I’m so used to that sign I hardly notice it anymore. Time for a new sign, maybe in red ink this time.

2 Comments

  1. November 11, 2008 / 10:56 am

    OOOOOOooooooooh. Joanee,Joan,Joan: I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to having a few tears in my eyes, this is soooooooo wonderful. The pose, the likeness I see both to each other and to YOU! Deftly painted with very sensitive attention to shadows and and and–I can’t wait to see a better photo of this painting!!!! How lucky you are to have such GORGEOUS children. **sigh**

  2. November 11, 2008 / 5:58 pm

    Diane, thank you for your comment, it’s probably one of the nicest things anyone has ever said about my artwork!
    Joan

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