“Snuggling Sisters” revisited

"Snuggling Sisters" watercolor

"Snuggling Sisters" watercolor in progress

Although there might not seem like much of a difference between the two paintings, the critic within relaxes. I’ve heard famous artists say there is always something different you would do in a painting, but when it is finished, just go on to the next one. So I’ve already started Painting Facebook Photos #9!

Thank you so much for your kind, encouraging comments!

Painting Facebook Photos 2

"Fall Walk" 11"x11" watercolor

Looking at so many photos of my friends playing and enjoying life has been so much fun. I’ve perused my Facebook friends’ photos and found so many delightful images that it will be hard to limit this series to ten.  Ballerina Buddies is the first and this one is the second.

This painting is from an image posted by a lovely lady who was once our neighbor. She has the voice of an angel and sang in a children’s choir here in Alaska. She is a wonderful mom and loves to do fun things with her family.

I’ve started the next painting and I can’t wait to finish and share it with you. This one will include an animal. If I use one of your photos, I will ask permission before I publish it to my blog or on Facebook.

Fall Walk Reference

Painting Facebook Photos

Ballerina Buddies

I have a file on my desktop of some “paintable” photos people have posted on Facebook. The images in this file are “paintable” because people or animals are doing an activity that they love and it shows in their expression or their body language. I’ve decided to take ten photos and paint them, then post them on this blog. I don’t have ten in the file yet so I’d love to have you send me images that warm your heart.

This is what I have in mind: I’m under no obligation to paint images sent to me and you are under no obligation to buy, but you get first chance to purchase it. The images MUST be yours! (no professional photos) I can’t use images taken with a flash…sorry.  These paintings won’t be portraits because I don’t want to get bogged down in getting the likeness perfect. These are for fun. This one of the ballerinas is as close to a portrait as I’ll do. I’m drawn to images of children, sports, people doing things together, pets-anything with sunshine on it, but I’d really like to focus on people. Oh, and I would like your permission to post your image and an image of the painting. I’ll accept photos until the end of February.

I’ll be looking in my inbox for your photos at this email address: PaintingYourPhotos@gmail.com. Let the fun begin!

"Ballerina Buddies" 9.5"x13" watercolor