Saturday, November 17, 2012

The preview in this link for Daniel Gerhartz got me going. Unfortunately downpours and painting usually don't mix. (without a very strong umbrella)

I seemed to have managed only one successful painting of my wife Lecia in over 2 years.  I feel the need to make more of an effort.  I've tried twice in the last two to three weeks with no success.  I did this one about two months after I started painting again, and although it isn't very detailed, I was pretty satisfied with the likeness.


  1. What an interesting composition - I think it may have been very difficult to get all the contortions of the girls and then add the dog and finally your wife? Amazing! I've been told many times by many artists that painting someone you love is very hard because our feelings get in the way (one would think it would be the other way around).

  2. It is difficult for me because I know them so well. To convey who they are in a painting is more challenging than usual. So yes, my feelings get in the way. I was careful in the layout of this painting to make it look believable. Still one of my favorites.