Monday, January 01, 2007

New Baby for the New Year




As you can tell from all of my posts lately, I have been a frustrated artist. With all the commotion and with the holidays I didn't find much time to draw or paint. I have had a few days before I have to start the craziness of undecorating. I hate undecorating although I do love the feel of the house back to normal and a bit less cluttery. I received tons of Christmas cards this year, due to the fact that I sent so many out! I am a true believer that if you don't send them you don't get them. I received lots of picture cards and some of new babies that were born close to Christmas. I took the opportunity to do another exercise but I think this one is not as loose as it should be. I still think the baby turned out ok although doesn't look exactly like him, don't all babies look alike? I was supposed to do a wet on wet letting all the colors mix on the paper, I cheated and fell back into controlling everything. I will try again with some of the other pictures I received this year. I think I will stick this in a frame and send it to the new mom as a welcome to baby Dylan.

7 comments:

Billie Crain said...

Desiree, i'd call this adorable infant painting 'loose'. like you i'm trying to let go of control a bit and loosen up. i think you've achieved this well already.

Linda said...

This is a wonderful painting! ANY mom, new or not, would be thrilled to receive this -- what a special gift!

Sandy said...

I believe this is simply the best portrait I have ever seen in WC - simply fabulous.
Sandy

pedalpower said...

Simply beautiful!

Susan said...

As a new mother, she has to love this picture! You did a wonderful job with the WC, and if that's too controlled, oh, well. =)

lila said...

I am visisting for the first time..I admire your painting and the fact that you are doing it even though you say you are frustrated!
Keep up the good work!

Susan said...

Hope you are just busy with new drawings! How did the church paintings finish? I liked the bit you showed in your blog.

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