Monday, December 17, 2012

Custom 11x14 painting

It has been a bit more difficult these past few weeks to find time to paint, but I did finish another custom piece of a darling set of 3 little siblings.
Custom 11x14 painting
This family looks a little bit like ours will some day - except that they have two big sisters and a little brother adopted from Ethiopia... and we will have two big brothers and a little sister adopted from Ethiopia. I am SO excited to paint my kids together when we bring little sis' home!

I am pretty sure that painting children is one of my most favorite things to do in the whole world!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Stained glass Madonna and baby Jesus trio

I just finished another 'just for fun' painting.

During last year's Everyday Art project I painted a stained-glass style Madonna and baby Jesus. I got several requests for painting something similar, but in a variety of skin tones.

I had the idea to paint a more detailed stained-glass watercolor of Mary and Jesus, starting with pale skin, taking pictures, then darkening her skin a little, taking more pictures, and finally painting her with even darker skin, and taking pictures. So, the final result is one painting of Mary and Jesus, both with dark skin... but I can now make prints of all 3 versions!

I like all three next to each other, too. 

8x10 Madonna and Jesus (1)

8x10 Madonna and Jesus (2)

8x10 Madonna and Jesus (3)
I will have prints in my Etsy shop next week!