I finally finished the painting for Teddy. It has been at least two years in the making. During the making of this painting, I realized that it had been a long time since I had worked in the portrait genre and was a little rusty. In the end, I am just glad it looks like a boxer. The face was painted and repainted many many times. It was a great experience, yet I am glad the painting is complete.
I’ve been working my tail off trying to wrap up some art projects around here. I made a promise to myself to allow more time to make art in 2014 – we shall see how that promise holds up. Some of the projects are for myself, while many are for others. I do believe that half the women I know are having babies in 2014!
This painting is for a coworker who is having a girl any day now. She is going with silver, gray, and pink in the nursery. I stuck with a simple silver background, a stark black branch from ink, and bright pink cherry blossoms.
Cherry Blossoms, acrylic paint and India ink on paper, 9×12″, 2014.
This close-up shows the silver off a little better. I used India ink so that I could drop the ink on the paper and then blow the ink to create interesting organic lines for the branches, then I went back in and filled in with a brush.
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Ali, acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24″, 2009.