This painting is from a photo I didn't even know was sent in. I didn't find it until I went looking for another one and stumbled upon it. I've been sent photos in a lot of different places and for whatever reason I didn't see this. I think this is such a cute one. It's pretty old, from a couple that was married 40 years ago, I think. We just celebrated our 30th anniversary last week. Being married that long you simple hardly remember a life without your spouse, at least for me. Anyway, it's the 22nd painting.
Oh, and apologizes for not posting a painting yesterday. It's not that I didn't paint. I did. I just didn't paint any portraits. I did the rest of the 17 temple box accents that I needed to finish. That story is here.
Here's today's portrait. It's the Boyfriend. I couldn't resist when he sent it in. I'm crazy about him and he's just so handsome!
Ha, ha! Painting done two days in a row before 8:00. I don't know what's come over me. Partly I did it early because it's date night. I'm posting while we are driving to the movies. Avengers, if you want to know. I've seen it but the Boyfriend hasn't. Anyway, here's 19 of 50. If you want to join in with a photo go to Shannon's Studio FB page.
Hard to believe that I'm not up until 2 in the morning finishing a painting. But, it's true, I started early today. No vacation. No wedding. No conferences getting the better of me.
Tonight one of my daughters got married and it's been a busy couple of days. I took a little cat nap this evening around 11 so I could stay awake to paint. Here is 17 of 50. Night.
It's 2:45 am and I am finally posting. I don't think I even started todays until 11ish. But it was fun to do with such a beautiful child. I still touched it up some more after I took the photo, I always find mistakes after the photo. Well, hope you enjoy 16 of 50 birthday celebration.
Got back from a trip last night and I can't find my regular camera anywhere. So, it's the iPhone. Lots of glare, sorry about that, I'll take another photo later.
Portrait painting 15 of 50, sent in by my sister, Sara. This is of our parents. And today is my mom's birthday so I thought it was really fitting to do. I haven't done one of my mom and dad. My dad's been gone for several years now but this is a photo of them on one of their trips.
Sometimes you just make a big deal of things mentally and never get to them. This 50th birthday celebration has made me just get over it and do them. No time to fuss. Just paint.
Happy Birthday Mom.
Started late again with the portrait today. But it's done, minus Trudy. Sorry Trudy, I really wanted to do a male face since I haven't done any, that's why he won out. Trudy posted her photo on my Shannon Christensen Fine Art Facebook page if you want to see it.
Some of you are being a bit shy about uploading an image on Shannon's Studio FB page. Don't be. The worse thing to happen is that I don't get to it. That's it. So, read this post about how-to.
Here's the 13th of 50 portraits. Alisha sent in this photo of her being cross-eyed. I just had to try it. And butterflies have a long history with her, but that's another story.
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