Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Summer's over!


It's back to the usual routine, the boys are back at school, and I'm back in front of the easel.
Over the summer I was asked to do a new commission. Five kids who are cousins. The photos are great, they are animated and taken in good light. Its an A3 painting, I decided today that gouache and watercolour pencil will work well. I made a small start today taking my time to get a feel for the characters and expressions of the children.
Its a busy week for me so I'm not sure how much more I will get done in the rest of the week. I've an added distraction, that this Friday I turn 40!

5 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

You are off to a beautiful start, Sarah.

lacer said...

Happy Birthday for today Sarah! Jo

Sjamesportraiture said...

Thankyou, reeling from shock that I'm now middle aged!

Catherine Havers said...

Thanks Sarah - it looks great - we gave my parents in law the web address of your blog and they are going to enjoy following your progress! I turned 40 a few months ago so I know how you feel! I hope you had a great celebration!

Sjamesportraiture said...

Catherine, pleased you're enjoying my blog, I like people to understand the process involved with my work. Also please comment if you notice anything that you think will improve the portrait.