Saturday, February 2, 2008


My first commission... sort of. I asked my granddaughter what she would like me to paint for her as a gift for her eighth birthday. "A painting of my cat!" Aha. No surprise. So here is Sophie, matted and framed, held by my granddaughter for the camera on the grand day:

soft pastel on hotpress, unmatted image 20x20 cm (8x8 in)

And to share with you the occasion itself, here is a photo of Keely blowing out the special candles her daddy bought to go on the cake her mama made and decorated:

Keely, celebrating her eighth birthday

(Note to myself: do not do pet portraits. Addendum: unless requested by children I am related to. The problem is... most pets are covered with hair. Hair is harder than faces. I'll do the turtle next.)