Friday, December 25, 2009
My wonderful friend Susanne gave me such an honor --painting her grandchildren, Grace Ann and Caroline and Riley and Susanne. I carried around their photos with me and had them on my desk so that I could study them and get to know them before I ever put a brush to a canvas. I loved painting these.
This was one of the most fun paintings ever. Audie and I have a good friend who we have known since he was a teenager. He was in our youth group when we met and we always loved him and his family. He was and is a smart, good-looking sensitive guy. After seeing my painting of Whitney in her "dress up shoes" he asked me to paint a picture of his daughters (who are now 19, 18 and 15) the way he remembered them when they were younger. He said one always wore flip flops, one converse tennis shoes and one "dress up heels". What a sweet way for a Daddy to remember his "girls".