Grandma has a mama raccoon who visits the feeders when she is raising her brood. It seemed appropriate that she should model for a first Christmas ornament!
Located in Colorado, this was ordered as a thank you gift to the owners.
1914 House restaurant in Colorado.
Instagram – @1914_house_niwot_co
For a 4 year old who loves princesses and pink.
Same house as in the previous post – different year, different niece, different angle. Still the same pleasure to paint!
The problem with Christmas commissions is that I can not share them at the time of creation – and then I sometimes forget! So here is a catch-up on last year.
This was a gift to my first born niece (of 27 nieces and nephews). I hope to do one for each of them as they start their own home. This is the home she grew up in and one of my most favorite bulbs.
And pets! Always pets. I think of painting in oils in miniature as similar to sculpting – a little nudge of the paint here and a little one there to create that expression around the eyes. I remember a lot of nudging on this little girl.
This beauty went together in one sitting – a rare and wonderful experience.
I painted 9 last year (I will write up another post for the 9th). I keep my counts low so I can spend quality energy on them. When I was younger, I would paint many, but the images were quick and not personal (traditional New England horse and sleigh or barns and snow scenes.) This type takes far more time and the quality is crucial to preserve those memories.
So, no, I do not advertise on Etsy and other spaces.
The others created in 2018 can be found here:
- Hummingbird – a commission from the photographer
- Jack – an adorable little white dog
- A new home
- A couple of impressionistic kitties