Wednesday, September 17, 2008
This is something I don't usually do...make a specific painting for a specific person. I made this small painting this past summer for a friends new baby. (photo below)I had a lot of fun making this...especially adding the pom poms at the end. I bought them right away and knew I wanted pom poms...but then as I was making the painting...I thought, maybe the pom poms are a dumb idea. But then now...I am glad I kept the original idea.
This painting I made last month for a friend's 16 year old son. (photo below) I feel really good about this painting...it's kind of all over the place and stays true to me but I had a teen in mind when I made it. I kind of hope he likes it and takes to his dorm room when he goes off for college.
Stagg and I have been slowly working on a children's book. The book concept looks nothing like these paintings, it features a dog...and some of the artwork is styled like realism. I am a terrible slow poke...Stagg already has made several basic drawing ideas but me...I am so slow. I hope now that I made this post...I kick myself in the butt and get it going on.