Sunday, November 29, 2015

"Side by Side" Part 7

The little guy and I visited my mom yesterday and she revealed to us the most wonderful thing. Whenever someone has something nice to say to her (particularly about how she looks so much younger than she is...and it's true!) she asks them to write it down. And she has a cupboard lined with these lovely comments. How delightful it must be to reread those on days she's feeling "less than" in any way. Love it!

And I continued working on these paintings. I'm noticing that I'm entering the "ugly" stage. patient and expect them to get worse before they get better. I actually love this stage!

I added color to the flowers on her dress. I'm just playing with
that. I know that I'll likely totally paint over it sometime soon.
I also added a pink tint to their skin.

I sketched in their facial features so I'd have a better idea
of where I'm going. I also added a lot of details to his shirt.

I began weathering the wood of the bench.

I added color to their hair and details throughout.
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  1. Your mom sounds like a sweet sensitive soul. Looks like the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Loving your "twins!'

    1. :-) Thanks! I've been super busy preparing for my and David's art show/sale this tomorrow and Saturday. It warms my heart and makes my day when you comment.