Last to Cross the Finish Line

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I just finished the last of the commissions I needed to complete before Christmas. I still have one more to go but it’s on hiatus until the holidays are over since it’s thankfully not a rush order.  

I’m so pleased with how this turned out, and I love how my painting is becoming more and more intuitive. I used to get so bent out of shape if I made a mistake, or painted a colour where I shouldn’t have. I’m much more trustful of myself – if I feel like putting a colour in a potentially dangerous place, maybe I should go ahead and do it and see what happens.  That’s pretty much my formula for painting clouds: if I’m scared it might not look right, I should just go ahead and do it. Clouds are pretty forgiving anyways.

Christmas Commissions

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It’s that time of year again, where I usually have more than a few projects put off that need doing. I just finished this 8×10 acrylic portrait of my friends’ children, and I’m pleased with how it turned out, although the youngest child does resemble Yoda just a little.

I had put a lot of energy into getting ready for the art show that I had almost forgotten the two Christmas commissions on my plate this year. I knew, however, that they would be fairy easily done, and so far I’ve been right. I just hope I haven’t jinxed myself for the second one!