|Very happy with the portrait.|
Nerves get a bit rattled when portrait subjects meet the painting of them for the first time. When a painting is at the point that I'm willing to declare it done, it's been pretty well pondered/self-critiqued/perfected. Still, today was a joy.
I leaned it up on the mantle of our family room ... which is in clear view the moment you step into the front door. Bob and Lizzie loved it from back there. It wasn't a think about it response ... just a clear resounding great.
We'll meet at the framer's shortly and soon it will be hanging .... delivered and hung by Randy and me ... in their home.
Their painting is one of a small number of commissions I do per year. Find out more on my web site ... click on commissions.
100 Faces in 100 Days Project
Solo show at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA. July 1 through August 31. Over 20 original oils. Painting Demonstration (Painting ballerinas!!!): Saturday, August 10, 1-4pm. RSVP -- yeses only -- to the painting demonstration through my web site.
Solo Show at Greenberry's Coffee & Tea6839 Redmond Drive, McLean, VA 22101
Exhibit of six paintings including "Two Kittens," "Traffic Patterns," "Primary Colors," "Spanish Steps," "Second & Pine Streets," and "Sunlight, Sunflowers and Orange." Through June 30.
All-Media Membership Exhibit
The Art League Gallery, 105 N. Union Street, Alexandria, VA. "Artemis" won an Honorable Mention from juror Jerry Coulter. Also on view is "Peony and Rose" through August 5.