Sunday, January 15, 2012

Holiday Portraits - December, 2011


  








Holiday Portraits:  With Christmas around the corner and the close of the 2011 year quickly approaching, I set about painting a little 5 x 7 of each of our ten grandchildren as Christmas gifts for their parents.

Fortunately, I was able to find photographs that were suitable and even "crop-combined" (new word I just created!) a few together, so I ended up painting only seven pictures in all.

Time was bearing down on me and I was equally occupied with some final specialty orders of "Barbie" furniture and our church Christmas Program so I was glad when I put that last stroke of paint down on the final painting!

I decided to have the art shop cut a nice 5 x 7 opening in an 11 x 14 mat for each to unify them and make a pretty display. Here they all are in a single post. Now that I think about it I should have taken a picture of them in the mats as well as without. O well, maybe next time...

Blue Ribbon Winner

I'm excited to share the news - just found out I won a Blue Ribbon 1st Prize for my watercolor painting, "Myah" in the Wilson ...