Saturday, May 30, 2009


Oh baby Hayden! This adorable munchkin is a friend's baby. He's about 6 months old in this picture. When his mama was showing me his latest pictures, I tenatively asked if I could try to paint a portrait from the photo. She said "Sure!"

I had never painted a baby, a baby with yummy checks, a baby with an intent stare.... oh those EYES! They are really that blue. And his lashes are destined to entice any female that looks at him. I just love the way the painting turned out.
So did his mama :-)

Friday, May 29, 2009

Farm in Pennsylvania

I am enjoying the latest challenge from Different Strokes from Different Folks. Provided was a black and photo of a farm scene and the challenge was to add color based on the values. What fun!! I had the afternoon off without work and decided to see what would happen. About 3 hours later I am happy with the results.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Steve Irwin

My youngest has wanted to be like Steve Irwin since he was in first grade (he's finishing up 7th next week). When Steve tragically died, my youngest asked me to paint a portrait for him. After looking at a lot of photos, youngest chose the picture that was on the cover of People magazine. I finished this about a year ago but didn't have a blog to post then. My favorite part is his hair... I just loved the sun streaked blonde.

PS ~ My son still wants to be like him. What a great role model for kids.