Monday, December 27, 2010
The two children in this painting are both grown now, they asked me to paint their portrait from when they were little and wanted to express something special for their mom. What a special Christmas present for her! I hope this special mom will enjoy this portrait for many years to come!
Sunday, December 26, 2010
I couldn't wait to get my brush in the paint and start painting, especially since I have known Garrett since he was a little boy. Often he would come to our house to play with my two sons. Garrett has grown up to be a fine fine young man and has a respectable and honorable job with the Fayetteville Fire Dept. Wanting to express his love for his God and mankind, I included the scripture from John 15:13. Take a closer look in the background of the painting,"Greater love has no one than this than to lay down one's life for his friends." is written into the flag.
I am posting a few progress pics just to show you how I start my paintings, first I paint a tonal color, then sketch out the subject. One of the first elements I paint are the eyes. Garrett stopped by to check the progress, just to make sure I was on the right track. Sure hope Hannah liked his portrait. Merry Christmas Hannah!