Saturday, January 8, 2011

Brian and Nicole

My friend Nicole wanted to give the gift of a painting of one of their wedding pictures to her husband for Christmas this year. Here is their original photo:

and here is my watercolor interpretation of their moment:

Once again, excuse the light and angle of the photo of my painting. It was still wet when I took the picture (and therefore some parts of the background appear white that are not) and I forgot to take a better shot before packaging it up to send to them in New York. I hope she will send me a photo of the painting when it is framed and hung in their home! My husband and I have just purchased a dslr, so I am looking forward to obsessing about taking better images of my artwork as soon as it arrives. I am still painting and keeping a creative journal, but I will go ahead and play the pregnancy card to explain my lowered productivity as of late. That's right, we're 7 months along!

Expect either a complete break in my updates here in the next few months, OR a change in direction as I stop posting my work and make this blog more personal to update with lots of pictures of the baby. Perhaps the baby will get his or her own blog, just to keep family and friends who live far away up to date with the first few years. Then again, I have always loved the expression "I'm so crafty, I even make people" so I suppose it makes sense to track the growth of my latest creation here on this same blog. Time will tell!