This was a another commissioned piece for a Christmas present. I think this is one of my favorite paintings of all time. The photo was not very clear that I worked from but the body language came through and the relationship of these three touched my heart. The mother of the little girl, Mavvy, said these three cousins are truly best friends. They were looking through a fence at a donkey (he did not make it into the painting.)
I love the way this little girl just loves life and it shows on her face. I was so honored to be asked to paint this as a gift. The mother of this little girl was graduating from Nursing School and her good friend wanted to surprise her with a painting of her favorite photo of her child. What a thoughtful friend and wonderful friendship and I am thankful to be a part of this surprise.
The challenge this week from Daily Paintworks was to paint a Furry Friend. I am just in the "thinking" stage of getting a new dog so I have cute puppies on my mind and so does my sweetheart granddaughter Whitney. This week while working I met a friend with the cutest little dog and when she showed me the picture of him curled up on the couch I thought it would be a great photo to complete the challenge.
This little bird was part of my experiment to paint the same hummingbird four ways and review the comments from my Facebook friends as to which one appealed to them more. The results were interesting. This one came in as a close second with Sittin Pretty that I posted previously.
Last week I painted the same hummingbird in four different ways. I loved the little guy and I asked for opinions from my facebook friends of which one they liked the best. This guy tied with another more colorful version that I will post tomorrow. This gallery wrapped canvas is 6" x 6" with 1 1/2" sides that are painted.
I love this little fellow. I found this reference on Morguefile and I loved it so much this is the second time I have painted him in a different version. These warm days make me look forward to the hummingbirds coming back. This is painted on a 6" x 6" gallery wrapped canvas so the sides are 1 1/2" deep and painted and therefore the painting does not need a frame.