Has this been the busiest December...ever?!?! I can't believe 2011 is only a few days away!
I've been trying to finish up a few projects the last couple of days, in between playing with my daughter's new Barbies from Santa and the new Crayola Crayon Making machine - which is like the coolest toy ever!
First of all I was thrilled to hear from one of my clients on Christmas day, after she and her family opened up a painting she commissioned of her son. It's been 13 years in the making (although only 2 months on my end!) - ever since she had her other son's portrait painted by another artist. It was a challenging and rewarding experience because I was emulating the style of the other portrait, while still keeping my own personality in the custom portrait.
I'm also trying to finish up a few pastels that I started from the live model in the last couple of months. I just worked on this pastel figure drawing, which has that gorgeous lime drapery that compliments her black hair so perfectly.
And I am also putting the final touches on this custom pastel of a lounging figure with a white robe. It should be ready to go to it's new home in the next few days.
I finished this drawing of the ballet dancer with striped socks last week, and have been tweaking and perfecting large and small prints, which are now available in my Etsy shop!
Believe it or not...this is just the very top of a long list of drawings and paintings and ideas that I have yet to develop. Like many artists/moms, there's never enough un-interrupted hours in the studio! I look forward to sharing new pieces with you in the near future.