Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Homebody [finished]

It might have taken me a little while but "Homebody" is finished and off to its new home. I started "Homebody" this Winter [see February "In Progress" post] and have had it hanging on my mantel. I noticed the colors changed throughout the day with this painting so I would add color with the changing light until I found it satisfied me in all the light from morning to evening. "Homebody" is an acrylic painting on masonite. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Family bond

This painting was especially fun to paint since it is for a family who commissioned a  painting 5 + years ago. The kids have obviously grown since then but their postures have remained the same. Their father, commissioned the painting and took the photo of the kids walking in the park on a Fall afternoon. He did a great job capturing the moment. When I saw the photo I was excited to get right to work on it. This is just the type of scene I love to paint.