Well we made it! 30 paintings posted in 30 days. Actually I painted more than 30 paintings in 30 days, but hey who's counting?
In all earnestness, the greatest lesson I've learned in this time is that friendships are dear.
I want to thank all the friends (models) who sat for me. Rachel, thank you for being model #1, and #30. When we began I had no idea it would be so much fun. The time really went by fast, and it all started feeling very normal to me. I would do it again, for sure.
Thanks to everyone who supported me through facebook likes, good cheer, and general support. I also want to send a special thank you to the people who acquired paintings during this time. It really makes a difference.
I've always painted portraits, since I was a kid. I once painted a portrait of Fuzzy Zoeller, back some 35 years ago! I wonder if he still has it?
It's been great fun to share my artwork with all of you. Thanks again, and we'll see you soon!
I'll say it again: artists make the best models! It must be because we are all trying to show what we see. I think Susan and I became friends at one of her photography shows. Such a talented seer, and a pretty good golfer too. We'll see you on the links ahead. Fore!
This challenge has given me a chance to catch up with friends old and new. Jami is a young old friend. Right Jami? When you can sit down with someone you haven't seen in a year, and carry on as if you just saw the person the day before, it is a blessing. For sure. Nice to see you Jami.
Been thinking about this. When I'm painting a landscape, still life, or other type of painting, I'm still painting a portrait, or portraying what I see. Whatever I'm painting, or drawing, or sketching, I'm trying to render the most important bits in a way that tells a fascinating story for me. In painting Kathy I realized what the important bits in this project were: the people and their stories, and their caring personalities. Thanks Kathy.
A great singer, actor, and now artist's model extraordinaire. I had fun catching up with Mike and listening to historical politics on the radio. It was a fun sitting, n'est-ce pas? I look forward to seeing you on stage very soon! Thanks again!
I was happy when Jack agreed to sit for me. When he wore the red vest and striped shirt, I saw it as a challenge at first, but then it turned out to be quite fun. It must be by design. Jack Rocks!
Frankie asked if he could wear a hat. Since I love to paint hats, I was very much in favor. This is the painting I saw before he even showed me the hat. Great minds think alike? Thanks for the vision Frankie!
Hey, that's me! I've painted many self portraits in my life. I had fun with this one, although it was tough getting the light right. Many of the people who saw the painting said, "I know her from somewhere, but I can't figure it out." Then someone said, "Look in the eyes." And there you have it!
I was so glad when Nancy agreed to sit for me. She has such wonderful artistic sensibilities. In our discussion during the painting, we discovered we both had the same wonderful and special art teacher, Mr. Bob Gordon. After all these years we're both still inspired to continue along the creative path, and pursue our love of art.