Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Forever Friends

This is a commission that I did for a friend.  Maggie, the golden retriever and Pippin, the Chihuahua mix lived only blocks away from each other...they would play with each other every day, play wrestling in the backyard until one day Pippin moved away.  Pippin misses Maggie so much.  Her owner has a video where Pippin actually watches her friend in front of the TV...!!!   I have to admit, my dog doesn't do that...lol 

Monday, February 17, 2014

At the market...

This pastel painting is of a woman doing some shopping at a local produce market in India.  Sue Clinker, a blogging buddy,  just got back from a trip to India and she was nice enough to give me permission to use the beautiful photo reference.  The market was mainly fruits and their local flowers.  I love how elegant she looks with her colorful and neatly pleated sari.  I think the traditional costumes are so beautiful.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Skye in a Hoodie

My granddaughter posed for me with her "hoodie" on... I asked her to look down so I can get those perfect shadows on her face... I took the perfect  shot that I was looking for... Unfortunately I wasn't able to photograph the portrait very well...it's a bit lighter in person.  It's so wonderful having the model always available... well, for now anyway!!!