As promised, here is the finished painting of Ayden. He is our youngest grandchild and I think probably our last. But we’re still working on Great Grandchildren!! And we will be for a long time.
I find that it’s much easier to paint children because the faces are so smooth with no wrinkles. But if you know and love that child it’s hard to capture the child that you know personally. You want to see on the canvas the expressions and feelings you see when you give that baby a hug.
I’m just going to give myself a critique here…
I think I did capture Ayden’s look, but to me the painting looks just a little stiff and unnatural. I’m working on doing better next time.
But when I compare to some of my earlier portraits I can see a vast improvement.
So I’ll keep painting and learning.
Here is another grandson, Isaac, who I painted about 10?? years ago. I think (hope) you can see improvement.
On a sad note…..
Many of you have been to McCune Kansas and have met and loved Bitsy. And you are so kind to ask about her sometimes. She was our faithful friend for 15 years. This week we had to give her up. She went to sleep quietly for the final time after living a full life as HD’s constant companion.
That’s my news for today. I’m still working on the project for Heirlooms From The Heart in October and will post pics soon.