Saturday, April 2, 2011

If Mama Ain't Happy Ain't Nobody Happy

Mom and Dad bought this:

And they want a 20x48 inch painting
to match it. 
I got roped in.
Of course, it could be that I said
"Oh, I could do that."
So I gave it a try. 

Here is a vanity shot of the new laptop. 
Yeah I was too dumb to think of actually taking the candle stand...
so I worked off a photo.
I made 2 mock ups
Just in case.

I got all absorbed and forgot to take pics after the orange blob one. Oh well.
This mock up was on 6 1/2x16 paper so the proportions are similar to the desired size. 
Dick Blick has delivered the paint
and the canvas has been custom ordered.
I'll let you know how it turns out. 
The Colonel's Expectations +
Mom's Artistic Eye +
My Perfectionism =
What was I thinking!!!!

For those of you worried about copyright infringement, this painting will not be for sale, it is purely for my parents enjoyment.
And after I paint it for the third time, I will never want to see it again. 
Altho I will gladly make the acception for mom's dinner and dominoes nights.
Good stuff. 


  1. Inspiration comes from all over. That is a lot of pressure for you...but dominos and dinner are worth it !
    Happy Creating !

  2. You're father is a Colonel?! Ayiyiyiyiyi......that explains a thing or two - LOL!!!

    I think your art looks fabulous - I can't wait to hear about your experience in working in that large format (it scares me!).

  3. Hi Susan!
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