Friday, May 30, 2008

Finishing touches

Turns out I did think about recording the process
before I began the Elizabeth portrait progress
photos I showed you here recently.

Here are two photos of the portrait of her sister, Madeline. One is taken a few days before the other one, and in that time
I completed the painting. The silver is real silver leaf -- lovely
stuff to work with, but be sure
to glaze it, or it goes black.

Madeline, was the center of the triptych featuring Sean, her brother, Madeline and
Elizabeth. She was 10 when I began the
work, and an astonishingly sunny child.
Her happy nature and the easy confidence
of a well loved little girl, made the painting
almost effortless.

Right now it's late at night and thundering.
I'm waiting for my son to get home from
his Prom, and to bed, because we have
to drive him to the camp bus for 8 a.m.
So I'm going to sign off.

Have a calm-after-the-storm day.

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