Sunday, December 28, 2014
It was a beautiful Christmas this year with Sarah hosting the annual cookie party and cooking the traditional Christmas Eve goose, mom cooking the Christmas turkey, and everyone home for the holidays. As we come to the end of another year lets not forget to embrace the spirit of giving and keep that spirit throughout the new year.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
For my sisters birthday in January I offered a commissioned painting of her choice. Of course I could have guessed she would want a portrait of one of her dogs. And in fact she requested a portrait of both her dogs (since the commission she has adopted a third dog named Lulu Bell) with a bayou theme. She sent me a few photos to assist me in my composition but little did I know how much work is involved in a commissioned painting. Well, after much effort I completed the painting in August but it needed time to dry and I also oiled it out and applied touch up varnish to give it a nice finished look. I shipped it off yesterday and I hope she likes it. Below is the final painting along with some sketches and color studies.