this is another christmas painting for the magazine. (www.stampington.com) see, somerset studio. it is of my mom and my brother. this photo was taken before it was finished. i added a few elements, the baby got a sewn halo, for instance and i believe i added a lone star in the upper left and deepened the green behind her. these piece have already been submitted to the magazine.
sometimes people ask me how i get the dreamy effect with my paint. i use acrylic paints, they dry fast, so i create the look by blending the paint colors on the support, letting it dry and then pooling watered down color on top. this works best if you have a gesso support.
my daughter will be out of school shortly - so off to see "evan almighty" we go. she has a swim meet this weekend. it will be grueling....not so much for her, but for us old folks.