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.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sorry I have been a dud lately!

Hi there!  I feel bad about not getting more on here but when I got my new phone last September my photos stopped transferring over to my computer.  I've got to make an appointment with Apple or something to see what happened.  I'm a bit busy with company right now.  So, I'll get on it as soon as I get settled back to normal.  This most recent painting of Brandon and Kyra is all but done.  So I want to post it and I will.

"It was a Sunny Day-so I decided to Fly" (I think that was my title-hahaha) Julie Jacobsen
I'll correct this later!