Hello! I hope this finds you in good health and spirit. Things here are plugging right along and everyone is doing well. Not much to write about really, just working and hanging out at the house. I long for the days when things go back to normal (Well, as normal as our normal can be) as I am sure we all are.
On to the painting. This little girl was quite a stretch for me, being that it quite a large portrait. I love how she turned out. Yes, her eyes are that big, lol and that little side eye she is giving just makes my heart melt. My clients loved the painting and it was honor to paint this memorial to their very loved and precious member of the family.
Hello! In my part of Virginia the weather is getting cooler and the holidays are approaching. I have friends that have started decorating their homes for Christmas. Usually, I am one of those type of people that thinks that you should enjoy one holiday at a time…but this year? This year I get it. These are crazy times in the U.S. and the world in general. We need something that brings a little love and happiness, even if its only in our homes.
Kind of sad really but as unpleasant as it is, Unfortunately, that is where we are at this point and I’m going to do a lot of praying.
About the drawing
This was a commission that a Realtor asked me to draw this home as a closing gift for her Sellers. Of course, I was happy to oblige:) Both of them were very happy which is always a relief. This was pretty cool to draw and was a nice stretch to the skills.
When a commissioned piece is delivered, it isn’t often I get to see the person actually receive the work I have done. But with the modern marvel of Face time, I was able to see her reaction has she opened the portfolio of the Lighthouse drawing inside. I could actually see the excitement and happiness as her eyes took in every little detail. As I watched her gaze at every little stroke of my pencil….My emotions were as blurry as this picture I have posted….I mean lets face it, if I were a photographer this would be a totally different blog… Anyway, I went from anticipation, to worry, then fear til finally elation. I am so appreciative she trusted me to make this keepsake and very happy she loved it.
I really missed all of this. Art and Blogging. I have no one to blame but myself and this is my first step….I’m so serious that I am up writing this at 2:50 in the morning. 🙂
I giggled the whole time I drew this sweet little portrait. Those ears….those wrinkles….those bulging eyes! I mean, seriously? What’s not to love!
I treasure each experience when drawing these little love bugs…But this experience was different. I smiled like a complete goof ball every minute I was at the drawing table and quite frankly I was sad when it was over. I dunno, it just made me happy.
Unfortunately, she has passed over the Rainbow Bridge but the owners loved their tribute to remind them what joy she brought to their life.