Summertime

Summertime for sketchbook project
Oh how I miss sunny, warm days!! I got a little bit nostalgic, looking at some photos from this past summer. The kids loved the hammock. They’d spend so much time in there, swinging and playing together…they always got along if they were in the hammock.
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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

                                          We’re Going on a Bear Hunt…sketchbook project

I’ve been busy doing other things for the last few days and feeling a bit guilty about not posting…I’m making some jewelry for the local arts and crafts fair…I’ll post some pics later. But I thought I’d better sketch today, so this is what my “crunched for time” effort turned out today…in between business emails, pizza making and such:)  The reference photo was from Amanda Cook Photography, she’s a great children’s photographer. Thanks Amanda! I was feeling too lazy and time challenged to sift through my own extensive photo library, and much to non-focused to sketch from life. Lol! One of those days…anyways…this image so reminded me of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, a book from Micheal Rosen, which was one of my kids’ favorites. So I added the text in Photoshop…(YUP, i’m SUPER lazy today!), and thought I’d add a touch of pink, while i was at it.

Brotherly Love

Brotherly Love” 20″x24″ oil on canvas NFS

Here’s the companion piece to “A Walk on the Beach”. My lovely children, Rhiannon and Jacob in a beautiful, brother/sister moment:) I can’t bear to part with this one, so it won’t be for sale.
I have many new paintings to post, and a huge “masterpiece” to start soon, so check back often.
I’ll be posting “in progress” pictures for the “masterpiece”. I’m calling it that because it’s large, and because I think that to date, it will be the most challenging painting that I’ve ever attempted. I’ve done a few landscapes, and a few buildings, and you all know that I love to paint people, but this piece has it all.
Well, back to the drawing board….
Ciao!