Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Sunday, May 20, 2018
The impish side of Lexi was captured in the painting - she was a delight to paint! But I certainly didn't know if I would capture that cute little one with this particular aspect of her personality. It isn't always on display!
Here are a few photos of this painting in process:
And here's a shot of both twins and their cousin, Ida on my art table. They were great fun to do - now I have new drawings ready to paint this week - only one with children, plus a Sunflower, and two cat portraits.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Then, after sitting with the painting a couple of days, I thought an American flag might be a good backdrop for this painting. So I took some acetate and used watercolor to paint a gray set of stars and stripes, just to get a feel of how this might work out.
That sat for a day, and then there was another school shooting, this time in Texas... Suddenly, it was important to me to add the flag symbols to the painting - in the hope of reminding us of our Nation's obligation to our children to keep them fed, educated, and above all, safe. For me, the gray flag symbolizes the lack of determination on the part of our national political representative to accomplish this on behalf of our children. Here is the finished painting:
All of these little girls are family members, our twin great-granddaughters and their cousin, Ida.
Here's cousin Ida - a few years ago!
I chose two different photos of Tarin. Here's "Tarin in Pigtails" on her 3rd birthday.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
What do you think? Comments please?
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Huechera below - not yet in bloom
And the first Iris of the year - these are double blooming Iris, so they'll bloom again in the summer.
And now to our daughter's yard about 10 miles away...
And her Bleeding Hearts are in full bloom!