12X9 oil on canvas
I can tell I’m tired because I can’t remember if I posted the FINAL picture of these two paintings! I recently got Cade back from being scanned at the art print shop. Last month I took in a big bunch of paintings to have photographed so I could have some high quality images for my blog with colors that are accurate and also so I can make prints of a few paintings. My photographs are always a little blurry and I can’t seem to get the colors very well.
Karly and Cade were a commission piece of a brother and sister. They were a lot of fun for me to paint. It’s easy to paint beautiful young people. I should say that painting is never “easy” and is always a struggle and a big leap of faith at the front end, so maybe I should say that it’s a pleasure to paint beautiful young people and see their faces, features, personalities, and especially their eyes come to life. These two have especially beautiful eyes. Being a guy, Cade has a few features I’ve never painted before, like whiskers, an adams apple, and a big thick sweatshirt. And he’s tall. About a foot taller than me. So I went over to his house and stood on a chair so I could get a picture of him straight on with no distortion. I used the very first picture I took.
On a side note, I just got back from our Spring Break to California. We went to all our favorite spots and even did some new stuff. I took a lot of photos and over the next few weeks plan to paint a picture to represent each place we went. I think I’ll post them in order. It might take me a while, but I plan to paint them small. I wish I could have set up my easel and painted on location everywhere we went but I don’t think my family would have been happy with waiting around for 2 or 3 hours everywhere we went. Maybe in 10 years I can do that… but I’m really not looking forward to that (my kids being grown and gone that is).