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.


  1. 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!

  2. 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?"

  3. 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.