I said I'd post a portrait everyday, except Sunday. Okay, I have to clarify something. What does a day mean? This is tricky. There's the calendar date that changes every midnight. But, for most of us the day starts when we get up and ends when we go to bed. And most people do that around a general time in the morning and at night. Except crazy artists. Well, at least this artist.
I too judge my day by the time I get up until I go to bed. I just don't go to bed at the normally accepted time. So, while you are thinking that this is Friday since you're waking up, I'm still on Thursday because I haven't gone to bed yet. Technically in my mind I am posting the painting on Thursday. Make sense?
I had appointments and meetings yesterday that took me away from home most of the day. Then I didn't actually get home until 10 and didn't start painting until midnight. I finished the first portrait at around 3. I'm thinking you shouldn't wait up to see the painting because some days will be like this for me. Well, quite a few days actually. I finally quit when I started to fall asleep with my paint brush in hand.
Honestly, there were 3 adorable photos that I wanted to paint. (I got a couple of emails that the blog or FB didn't see.) I don't know how I'm going to deal with wanting to paint so many. Anyway, here's the portrait I started with. It's terrible lighting and not straight so I'll put up another one when I can take a daylight photo. I'm going to end my Thursday and go to sleep now for a few hours. Hope you enjoy the painting.
7/13/12 Update: Painting in the morning and after a couple of paint touch ups
7/13/2012 01:42:28 am
Shannon! Can I just say that I loved you way back in the day when we were teenagers together and I live you now! This is gorgeous! I cannot wait to show it to my Brittany. THANK YOU!
7/13/2012 01:44:25 am
Oops, that was supposed to say that I Love you now. Your art is amazing and inspiring!
I laugh when I think of being a teenager. So long ago. Thanks, for liking the painting. Here's the updated photo. You can take the jpeg and have it printed. The one on FB is a higher res one. But, I'm going to try and take a better photo in a bit and send that one to you by email. Well, my first one done. On our way.
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