Tuesday, September 6, 2011

"Day of the Dead" Portrait Painting

Yes, it has truly been 2 months since my last blog post! I have missed the land of Blogger and my blog buddies! So much has been going on, that unfortunately, I haven't been able to stay on top of everything. I'm back now, though! :)

I just completed what will probably be my last custom portrait painting for the foreseeable future. I love getting to paint on canvas, and seeing the finished impact of a vibrant piece of this size (and I do get to go color and detail crazy!). However, they do take all of my focus, and a great deal of time and love. Meaning, I just can't do it all (as much as I hate admitting that). I so wish I could! I'm not complaining, I feel so very grateful that my art is requested, I just hate that I have to tell people no. Karen and John requested this painting from me last year, and they have been sooo very patient. I was so happy that I was finally able to complete it for them! Karen wanted them to be seated, and I loved getting to paint the ornate chairs. Here is the progression to its completion:


rox said...

Oh I love it ! and I have to say I love the addition of pets ☺

Linda in New Mexico said...

This is just fabulous....I love it all the pets, the chairs, what a kewl painting. Glad you're back. Oma Linda

Pili said...

Welcome back!
Oh my goodness, it is such an awesome painting, love all the details and the pets! I'm sure they love it to bits!

brandy-son Zen master flash said...

That is way rad, seriously good stuff.

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Brandi said...

Great job!!
You are so talented!

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