Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!!! 2011... where does the time go.

I've been working on a couple of ideas for paintings over the last few days. I love the 'creation' phase  when I take a photo or idea and develop it through sketches, words or both until I have the finished painting clearly in my mind.

I am hoping to do another painting using the glass roses but will leave it a couple more days before telling you more about this as I am still thinking through some details.

The other painting I have been working on is one I am basing on a photo that my daughter took of my son during the summer last year. My son is now 15 and is not keen on his photo being taken at all.  I am cropping right in on the photo for my painting because his expression is just priceless and so teenage and I want this to be the focus.

I know this is a painting of my son but if you have adolescent sons or daughters or ever worked with or know teenegers I expect a lot of you have seen an expression like this before. My family think I should call this painting Meh!!! maybe I should (grin).  If you have any other ideas for a title as I paint this I'd love to hear them.



  1. Oh gosh, yes do I relate. I've seen that look many a time. I'm looking forward to seeing this one develop.


  2. It's been so long since I've seen him, I thought this was a good look at the boy as he grows up... I raised three boys, Ona... I know all about "the look"... :)

  3. yes, 'the look' is a very typical teenage thing isn't it especially with boys.

    Thank you Char and Barb for taking the time to leave a comment.