Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Little Boy Blue and His Sister

This is the work of a very clever Mom. She called me when her son was 18 months old and asked me to paint a portrait of him.                                                                                                                                                    

Then a few years later, she called me again...yup...a little girl. I posed her on the same bench we used in her brother's portrait. (That's him darting through her photo shoot.)

She's turned in a direction that complimented her brother's pose, so that the finished paintings could hang side by side in the family dining room.

        I love it when a plan comes together so nicely. Especially when it is years in the making!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Checkers in the Park

I thought it might be fun to share some photos of the private commissions I've done over the years. The top photograph is the one I worked from for this painting. I took it late in the day, when this brother and sister team were engaged in a friendly game of checkers at their favorite park. The bottom photograph is of the finished painting.