I’m not really sure how long it’s polite to keep saying that for, but yes I’m still creating.
I’ve just finished two pet portraits in pencil, two dogs – one cute and fluffy, the other smooth and sophisicated. These are for a family and we are having the design put onto mugs too. They will look lovely I’m hoping, I’ll post a photo as soon as they are agreed.
Other news…shoe portraits are still top of my list at the minute. So much paint – so little time. Some are quicker than others but usually there are at least 6 or 7 layers of paint. They only ever come to life in the last hour, stitching, a glint of light on a buckle or a shadow – then boom…. it’s finished. They are then out on a bookcase or somewhere I can see them without looking for a day so I can see any faults. I take photos too, look at them in a mirror and glare at them until I’m happy.
The best part for me is a happy client. They love the subject, I just hope that they see what I have seen… an eye sparkle, diamonds maybe or a beautiful heel. It’s nerve racking too, but all artists have that fear. We are our own worst critic, but when a commission has delighted it’s the best feeling!