Friday, October 28, 2011

Sunlit Sisters

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     It is so good to be back painting and posting. Since my return from Florence, last weekend, I have been working on this private commission. It was promised for November, so I had to get cracking. From the minute I snapped the photograph of these sisters, I knew the painting was going to be about the sun on the dresses and grass, and the reflected light on their faces. I really had to pay attention to values and temperature. I am quite satisfied with the feeling of warmth and atmosphere I was able to capture, and their likeness is good, too. As an aside, I donated this commission at a fundraiser for my nieces' and nephew's grammar school. It brought a substantial donation for the school. It is an added bonus for me when my paintings can help support important organizations.  (Pardon the glare.)

Thursday, October 6, 2011


     This is my beautiful daughter. She is currently studying abroad.... making jewelry, painting and taking photography in Florence, Italy. How awesome is that?! Even more awesome,  I am going to visit her for two weeks! I leave tomorrow.  I won't be posting for a bit but will let you know how it all went when I return. Ciao for now!