Wednesday, December 10, 2014


A few days ago I started a commissioned piece of a friend of mine with her newest granddaughter.  The photo she had expressed such love between the two, it has been a joy to work on.

The first day I pretty much just sketched it in with a little color.  The second day I was able to spend time making corrections to the drawing and working on the skin colors.  Today was a fun day - making decisions about the background and working on Marion's face as well as the clothing.  I'm not sure yet what I want to do with the light source.  There are several possibilities running through my head, so I'll just have to spend a little more time thinking it through.  The third picture came out a little blurry, but you can see the color changes.

This is just a small - 12" x 12" - painting on a gallery wrapped canvas.  I prefer the gallery wraps because they have a finished look without having to frame them.  Whomever buys the painting can then leave it unframed or pick out a frame of their choice.

Day 1
Day 2

Day 3

Tomorrow night is Northern Prairie Arts "An Evening with Dickens" which replaces our usual "Arts Night @ the Pub" which is held every second Thursday evening at Dempsey's Brew Pub in Watertown.  The first event was in April, so we nearly have a year under our belt.  We're very happy with the turnout at every event so far, so are looking forward to taking it into a new year.  This is every second Thursday at 5:00 at Dempsey's Brew Pub in Watertown, SD.  If you're in the area at that time, please come up and introduce yourself to us.  It's a fun time.

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