Tuesday, February 26, 2013
What an exciting time to have my little brother and his wife expecting their first child! I asked my daughter, who is now 7 years old, if she would draw a few pictures for me to look at, and use, for a painting for their nursery. Let me tell you the drawings did not disappoint! Although all three drawings were adorable, I stored 2 away for a later date, and went with the sweet drawing where dad is looking at mom, who is looking at baby, who is looking at the world!
Update! It's A Girl!! The painting now resides in little Hadley's bedroom reminding her of how much her parents love and cherish her.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
This commission was a lot of fun. As soon as I received the intial drawing from Sam's mom, I saw a kid who was pretending to be a giant lumbering through a tiny village, or something of the sort!
But I have to tell you. The best part of this commission was giving the painting to Sam. Up to this point I have always handed off finished pieces to parents. I was in luck this time as Sam was in my studio. I held up his original drawing "Remember this?!" I said to him. He nodded his head yes. Then from behind my back I began to bring out the painting... "Well, this is what I did with it!" He was so pleased. It made my day.
I have friends producing a feature length documentary inspired by their love and fascination with space and space travel called Chasing Atlantis. When they asked me if i would be willing to donate a piece of artwork to their fundraising efforts, i was more than willing. I find it so inspiring to see people chasing their dreams as these guys are! Best of luck!