Now that the girls have had their birthdays I can show you what I painted for them. August is my oldest granddaughter and Grace is her sister, my second oldest granddaughter. There’s a boy in-between. I haven’t painted him ………..yet.
Some of you are already familiar with August (Auggie). She went to England with me a few years ago. I also blogged about her when she got married and when she had her baby girl, Annaleise. I took this photo about 10 years ago and have wanted to paint it for a long time. It’s just the perfect pose and the lighting is perfectly dramatic.
I gave it to her for her birthday and I think she liked it.
And here is Grace (Gracie – or Gracie Bug) . She is our singer/dancer/pianist/violinist. She sent this graduation picture 2 (or is it 3) years ago. And I knew immediately I HAD to paint it. After a few years of painting portraits I finally felt that I had enough knowledge to attempt it. I’m glad I did. I think I did okay. Anyway she likes it.
So that concludes the 5 paintings I have been working on for the last few months. Whew!!
I actually have a couple more paintings finished but I can’t show them on line because I painted pictures of people without getting their permission. So you’ll have to come to my house to see those. (wink wink )
I’ve got another one started and will show it in progress as soon as I have some progress. This one won’t be a gift, so I can show it any time.
I’m also developing another still life type painting. I’m not at the painting stage yet on that one. More about that later.
So here’s the question. Is it in poor taste to display – in your home – a painting of yourself that was given as a gift to you?
What do you all think?