This was a commission for a little boy's baptism. I have done lots of hockey murals but this was the first one on canvas. And the little guy's name is Drew, just like our "little" boy.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Here is another painting based on my trip to New York. We were on a "shopping tour" (don't you love it?) and were led to an old church that had been turned into a designers market. There was clothing, jewelry, hats, art....it was amazing. This brick wall surrounded a church just down the street. The old metal door had rusted beautifully. It had so much character. Just had to paint it. A birthday gift for a friend.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Honest, this is me this afternoon, October 13, painting on a grave marker. A touching story, really. The man that contacted me to paint is the son of the stone mason who carved this headstone in 1908. He come to look at the headstone a couple of years ago, only to find that it had fallen over. He had someone come in to stand it and set it in cement, then spent hours scrubbing and cleaning the cross and the inscription. He asked me to paint within the carved letters to make them more pronounced. I forgot my camera so asked him to take a photo with my cell phone. I was laying on my tummy on top of "Albert Curtis's" grave. He passed away at the age of 39 in 1907. I said "Sorry, Albert, I hope you don't mind." Sure glad it was fairly warm today!