It seems that in the world of the friends I know there are suddenly a lot
of babies. How wonderful! It’s a scary time to be having a baby, and yet
so many people I know – friends' children, former students, people
I know in my neighbourhood are having children. What a delight!
I came upon the picture of this baby who I finished painting just over a
year ago when I was going through my files. I really love the painting.
I love everything about it – the colour the design, the confidence of the
baby, and her little friend.
When you work on a commission, you don’t always see it clearly right
away when it's completed. Much as I love doing commissions, and I do,
there’s a different level of pressure in creating something for someone else,
especially when it’s a portrait of a family member. And a baby is vitally
significant in the family as the newest person – always a miracle.
I'm delighted that the client who commissioned the portrait was very
happy with it. She has a large family, and I have painted quite a few of
Wishing you a wonderful safe, and healthy rest of the weekend.