What Have I Been Doing

Bunny Love

When someone asks you to paint a painting and that someone is a 9 year with big blue eyes how can I say no. My grandchildren think I can paint and draw anything. This last week I drew foxes, monsters, Halloween pumpkins and storm troopers all in one setting. No matter how awful I think some of these drawings are I am always highly praised for my work.

So I say to all my fellow artist when you feel you are in a slump and everything you paint turns out all wrong find a child. A child will make you feel like a Artist Goddess. You will get hugs, kisses and requests for even more paintings. They will tell you how awesome and amazing you are and how one day they hope to be an artist just like you.

So onto my next artist project!!

Love my Bunny. 9”x9” acrylic

Crazy About Sheep

I love sheep and I love painting sheep. I’m following a woman on Instagram from Pulaski, Tennessee. She raises sheep and takes amazing sheep pictures. Her name is Julie Refer. She has given me permission to paint her animals which has put me over the moon in happiness. ❤️❤️❤️

This is my first painting from her photo gallery. I hope I’ve done her photo justice. It is a 12″x12″ acrylic that I call it “Need to be Seen”.

Experiencing a Loss

When someone asks me to do a commissioned painting and it is of a loved one that has passed I am touched. I feel a great responsibility with this request. I always do my very best with each painting I paint regardless if it is a commissioned piece or not. But a loved one is even more important that each detail of that person is captured. Earrings, rings, hair style all has to be perfect.

So I was asked to paint Bill’s wife who passed away 3 years ago. I could tell the pain and sadness was still very close to the surface of the new life he was trying to live.

The photo he showed me was of his wife at 82. She was a professional ice skater in her youth. At 82 she was gorgeous. Tall black boots, tight jeans and a fur coat. Yep I want to look just like her. In the photo they were in San Francisco and had just seen a Cirque du Soleil show. She is standing in front of the programs banner.

Yesterday I gave bill his painting.

“Living the Life”. Watercolor 11×14