Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Finally "You're My Cousin Buddy" is finished!


"You're My Cousin Buddy" by Julie Jacobsen

I know this took me a long long time but you have to understand that I had so many things going on
at home that I just couldn't quite get it done.  One of the things was another painting that I did for my husband's nephew's wedding present.  Once I completed that I was able to get back to this project.

Now, I don't know if I have mentioned this before but I painted this on a wrap around canvas.  So I had to continue the painting onto each side.  More work on that end but the best part is I won't have to frame it.  It's ready to hang!  Yay!

I really love this painting as I feel like it's a good composition.  It keeps your eye wondering around in a circle.  It's unified in all ways.  These are my grandchildren, Brandon and Kyra, and I love them too!   It's an intimate portrait showing their bond with each other.  That makes for a successful painting, I think.  I accomplished what I set out to do.  I also left this a little rougher than my usual portraits.  I wanted it to be more painterly.

Now it's onto the next project:  another small wedding painting for my husband's brother that got married last year.   Oh and I'll have to post the other one that was completed.

4 comments:

josh pincus is crying said...

beautiful painting. great job.

Julie said...

Josh, thank you so much for your comment! I didn't see it until now. I thought the comments were all being forwarded to my email account. I was wrong. Anyway, I'm glad you like this!

Julia or Doug Morrill said...

Never apologize for how long a painting takes. I've spent YEARS on some of mine. When people ask "aren't you finished yet" I say "Do you want it fast or do you want it right?"

Julie said...

I know what you mean. I'm not really feeling bad because I know art only happens when you can get it done. Rushed projects often look just like that: rushed. Considering all I have going on I really do quite a bit with my art.

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