Saturday, February 7, 2015

A Unique Family Portrait

In November 2014, Southwest Art Magazine featured me in their article on 16 women artists.  Perhaps you might remember that there was also a full-page ad featuring a fun sheep "family."

Well as a result, I received two very nice inquiries that led to two commissions.  The first one is done and I'd like to share it with you because it is so unique and interesting.  I was approached by a collector who saw my work, loved it, and wanted to commission a family portrait.  Initially my thought was "oh no, I really don't want to do a portrait."  But wait...what he wanted was one of my endearing sheep portraits that modeled his own family.  What a creative idea!  So we talked about his family and when he sent me a picture, I could actually see it. 

The inspiration

The one-of-a-kind "family portrait"

Whatdoyouthink?  Do you see some personalities?  How about a take-charge, family-guy kinda dad?  And how 'bout the sweet mom who is the glue of the family?  Can you see a college-age son who's just about ready to be out on his own?  And then there's the young 5-year-old who's fun-loving and a total blessing.  There you have it... a new twist on painting sheep!

Thank you, James!