Saturday, March 14, 2015

Prosperity & Wisdom

Oil on linen panel

My mother was a big Avon fan, and we could always count on a piece or two being included in our Christmas package.  I call these guys Prosperity & Wisdom.  They have sat in my window for a number of years, and recently they decided it was their turn to be painted.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Little Kids

Oil on canvas

This is a painting I did awhile back of my sister, Diane (on the right), and me.  I call it "The Little Kids" because that's what our four older brothers called us.  Every time I look at one of my paintings, I see several things I would/should have done differently.  Gotta stop that and move on (I tell myself)!  Below is the reference photo from eons ago!  Colorizing it was an interesting process.  My mother commonly dressed me in blue and Diane in pink.  Not sure why, since Diane was far more the tomboy.