Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Mom & Dad-commission

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Size:  11"x14"   Soft Pastel on Wallis paper.

Here's another portrait I did for a young man.  He plans to present this to his Mom as a Christmas gift.  In the photo he gave me, they were standing farther apart with furniture behind them.  Ah....I love being able to use "artistic license" in a work.  It was clear to see the Joy these two felt in the photo when it was taken and for each other.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Portrait of Virginia

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Size:  20"x16"
Soft Pastel on Wallis paper.

Here's another commission  that is expected to be given as a gift to this fine lady.  It was quite a challenge for me since I've never met her.  Her husband gave me several different photos to work from so I could come up with an original pose.    I'm so happy and honored I can help others with the giving spirit of Christmas.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Homestead - commission

size: 14"x18"  
Soft pastel on Wallis paper

This is one of the commissions I've been working on the past few months.  A couples first home built out in the country side in Davis Co., IA.