I knew when I saw this photo of friend Cindy on Facebook awhile back
that it would eventually make it to the top of my painting ideas list.
She is a beautiful girl with a beautiful heart. I also had fun with the
title alliteration -- could have even gone with Cindy Sipping Champagne
on the Sea.
This was fun, pulling out some of my "old stuff," and throwing in a beautiful birds' nest that Joe rescued for me. The old ammunition box is one that belonged to Joe's brother, Steve Prchal. Edges of it have appeared in a number of my paintings.
I am a collector of vintage or "old stuff." The pieces in this
painting remind me of my childhood, when my Mom used to bake bread from
scratch every Sunday. Half of the kids in the neighborhood would be at
our house for a hot chunk of bread or cinnamon rolls as soon as the
aroma escaped our windows. This was fun; I may do a series.
I have been struggling with a larger painting of Braedan Marley (my great-granddaughter), which has turned out well overall -- except it doesn't look like her! So I decided to do a smaller study of just her sweet little face! This was not without its trials either, but at least I feel it resembles her, and I do like how it turned out. So now, back to work on the bigger piece with the hopes of posting that soon as well.
Grandson Dylan doing what he loves best at Venice Beach, CA! I left
the palm trees out, but I'm still undecided as to whether or not that
was a good decision. You may recognize Dylan from a prior "Dylan Eating Ice Cream," post aka as "Yummy."
These are miniature Native American pots (plus glass spider), given to me in memory of Steve Prchal, Joe's amazing brother whose contributions to arthropod studies and nature in general were phenomenal and well-recognized.