Tuesday, February 2, 2010


This is the demo I did from the last workshop when we were working on children.  I chose Jacob because he is my cousin's new grandchild.  This beautiful child was adopted from Ethiopia.  I will be able to meet him in person in March.  In the meantime, this will be the baby gift for his parents.  Jacob looks like he is full of joy and personality.  I hope I did him justice.

In the meantime, I have taken all the thoughtful comments on my last post to heart.  I will set the painting aside for awhile.  I'm not sure what I will do with it.  I appreciate everyone sharing their perspective.  Ultimately, it is always the artist that must make the decisions.  It is helpful for me to know what others see in the image I have created.  I did work on creating some new collage papers today for the next painting.  I made some new stamps and a stencil then used them with gesso on white tissue paper.  Tomorrow I will collage them down and get started painting again.

In the middle of everything, I started working on my taxes.  I should have everything together by the end of the week.  Nothing will make me happier.  Then I don't have to think about it for another year!


Unknown said...

He's precious!! And, your rendering is wonderful. What a perfect gift for his parents. As for taxes ... well, always an arduous task in this household.

Veronica said...

What a beautiful image. Just stunning. Gorgeous blog, will drop by again soon :-) Inspiring!


Kay said...

Jacob is beautiful! What a wonderfully sensitive portrait. I particularly like the limited palette (not a strength of mine!)

Well done, what lucky parents in every way.

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