Progression of a Family Portrait
I started this painting around a year ago maybe less. I wanted a painting that I could hang over my bed that showed Me and Nelly with my sisters with there children. It is when we where young and beautiful of coarse!
This will always be a special painting for me because it was made with all my love for them. My family and there kids (And their husbands) are the most special people in the world to me. I feel so bad for people that don't have that family bond. We are not perfect like I said before. We have our arguments. We have a history and we know what buttons to push. But we have learned to let the small stuff go. It is not worth not seeing and talking to each other. If you have a loved one that you have not seen for awhile because of some dumb fight or stupid thing call them up, forgive them or ask
for their forgiveness and then hold on to them tightly. Make peace.
I painted over a huge painting that I had that I didn't like anymore
Didn't like the faces so I stuccoed over them and started all over
Did the background a bit and started the faces again
More work on the background and faces
Was not sure what I wanted to do with the frame around it. Wrote some words.
I decided that I would rip paper and make a patchwork kind of frame. I smucked it up then with ink and paint
Close up of the patchwork and ribbon
This is the finished painting! I refined everything.
Heidi and her boys Joshua and Kellen
Me and Nelly
Jamie and her kids Isaac and Keely
JUST LET IT GO
Just love them that's all
It's as simple as that...