Well! I do believe these are done. Wowee Zowee that may be the record for the number of straight hours I've sat in one place.

We'll see what the subjects think.

But for now, it's Christmas Eve and I'm all about Morgan the rest of today and tomorrow.

Merry Christmas everyone!

First of two done, or nearly so.

I like how this looks tonight. We'll see how I feel about it in the morning.

Back from the cruise... starting new commission!

Morgan celebrated her 25th birthday with her first cruise. Four nights and three days on Royal Caribbean's Splendour of the Seas. We had one day in Cozumel. Very sweet.
Today I met with a very nice man and his two beautiful children to take reference photos for the children's oil portraits as a surprise anniversary gift for his wife in early January. So there's no time for dilly-dally, my friends. After this last patient is gone I'll go walking with my yaya friend Karen W, then will dive in! I'll post photos as I go, I promise.

8 x 10 pastel "Copper Kettle"

I'm starting to do small paintings again on a regular basis. This is a pastel, but I'll be working in oil, as well. I miss painting daily as I did last year. I will be still working in a larger format along the way and will post all I do.

I'll try to post an image of this one framed when it's done.

This weekend I did portrait sketches at the art show called Spirit Echoes in Austin. Sure enjoyed meeting the people I sketched. This fellow is a farrier and the couple had almost visible hearts floating around them. Very sweet.