Watercoloring Sweet Moments in Time

FlowerGirlBackFLUFFi love painting traditional facial portraits. It has always been a big part of my art business. But i’ve really started to appreciate the subtlety and storytelling of a portrait where the face does NOT take center stage. i’m talking about figures facing away, or with heads and eyelids lowered, maybe with just the curve of a cheek visible. Painting a little one in a certain dress, a particular moment of action, or the perfect candid pose has become an obsession for me.

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i love that the artwork becomes so much more timeless, romantic, ethereal and even decorative/graphic. Paintings like these are less formal in the sense that they needn’t be placed on the stairway wall, or in the family room. They easily work on a bedroom, playroom or entryway wall to convey an emotion or set a mood.

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Hope you enjoy these few from this past week.

If you would like to discuss commissioning a painting like this from a favorite photo, please drop me a note via the contact page on this website. The images in this post are all examples of commissions that would run between $125-$155.  THANKS!!

LAzy Sunday: linen sketch

Coop Linen Sketch

As i grow accustomed to blogging more consistently, i’ve been thinking hard about how i can keep up with interesting posts/features for you wonderful readers AND keep my sanity as i attempt to wear the many other hats we work-from-home moms, and otherwise busy modern women do. i thought a LAzy Sunday feature might be a nice, short & sweet way to end my weekend in a low-stress way, and would give me carte blanche to simply share a beautiful or meaningful image. i’d love your thoughts on this!

The above is a simple pencil sketch of my son that i did on a slubby, linen-type fabric which i then “upholstered” onto a wood board with soft padding and frayed edges. i have no idea what made me do this! My son calls it his “pillow picture” He rests his face on it sometimes! It’s an oddity, but precious to me just the same.