And here’s the finished painting, in acryllic, in it’s frame. It’s about 19″ by 26″, painted on masonite.
I had Saturday to prime and pencil, Sunday to paint. Here’s how they turned out, life-sized. My daughter Lily and my neighbor and his son helped on the ring-toss and shuffle board. It wouldn’t have gotten done without them! Many thanks. It really helped making the little sketch beforehand.
Joan took this “painting in progress” pic. The actual Harvest Festival is tomorrow. Hopefully the paint will hold up. If not, just more touch up I guess… It was a fun way to spend a weekend.
…to complete things that I’ve started. I have an embarrassingly long list of unfinished projects. This is the year of completion. About four years ago I started painting my daughters’ closet doors — they wanted unicorns (naturally). The doors remained unfinished for four years, so to start the new year off right I resolved to finish that project first! I got some time off of work, so part of that time was set aside to finish those doors. Lily is working here with me on her own mermaid painting.
Each family member is represented here. Joan is teaching the girls how to fly, while Jack and I are flying in the background. Strict attention was paid to hair and eye color (well, sort of strict).
Finished and installed. Both girls were very happy. Speaking of happy — happy new year to everybody! The last couple weeks have been too crazy with the holidays and with work to do any worthwhile posting. My apologies to anyone who checked back here and thought, what the heck is he doing anyway?? Where are the sketches? Here’s to a new year full of new sketching opportunities — and completion of old projects.
As we were cleaning out the garage a little while ago I stumbled upon these paintings we had done for Joan as a mother’s day gift about four years ago. (Note how much younger the kids look.) Anyway, I had bought four of those little nine-inch pre-stretched, pre-primed canvasses and asked the kids to paint her pictures while I painted them painting. Mine is really more of a sketch than a painting. I just drew with a fine point Sharpie directly on the canvass and colored it with the craft acrylics we had (you can see the bottles of paint on the table). I know this isn’t recent, but when I saw them I thought it would be fun to post.