Sunday, December 30, 2007

and there we were!

tidying things up today i picked up a stray bit of the newspaper and saw this drawing by Kerry (who is an artist at the paper). i immediately recognized all of us! that's me, Kerry, Noah, Lilah and our dog, Belle! he never told us he had done this, just let us come across it. aren't we cute? haha! it was for an article on how to better organize your Christmas ornaments.

the Talbotts

we visited my husband Kerry's family in the days after Christmas. it's been a while since i've sketched from life, so i've decided to get in the habit again. here i've drawn some quick sketches of Kerry's family, Sherry (Kerry's sister) and Jeannie and Hunter (his parents). also Lyndsay, our niece. i've got one of Lilah in here; she probably sat still for less than twenty seconds! good practice for me!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

hope you all are having a wonderful christmas!

i've posted a photo of my old 'night before christmas' book which i read to my kids every christmas eve. last night Lilah and i noticed that the little girl sleeping on the left of the cover has her hair in the same type of old fashioned curlers i made for Lilah which she slept in last night too. and also here is a photo of Lilah this morning wearing a princess dress and an old tiara Santa brought and left a note saying it was once worn by a beauty queen, miss dairy 1962! Noah is happy today too. Santa brouht him legos, bionicals, music and playstation games.

btw, the artist who illustrated the book was Arthur Rackham. i love his illustrations. i've tried to provide links to more of his work but am unable to... can't figure out why! his 'alice in wonderland illustrations are just breathtaking! i'll write more on him later.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince Pt 1

check out Pts 2 and 3 on youtube!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

I have been working!

Sargent once said "a portrait is a painting with something wrong with the mouth"... :-)

none of these is quite done yet, but will be soon! i'll post the updates on these and another large impressionistic oil in the next few days.

edit: the unfinished paintings are being replaced with photos of the finished pieces!