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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Smile - Self Portrait

                    "Smile - Self Portrait", charcoal and pastel on Mi Teintes (French pastel paper)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

A bit more progress with the portrait of Lil and Mike

 Here I am with Mike and Lil as they are today, at a fond reunion I had with them and their family members recently in the Campbell, Pritchard, and Murphy ends of their respective families, to share the surprise that this painting is in the works as a gift from Mike to Lil, my former husband and former mother-in-law. They still feature as great and much beloved friends in my life, along with Mike's two dear sisters, Lori and Kathy Campbell, and his aunts, cousins, and dear partner Paul.  Below you can see my panel painting in it's most recent stage of progress, with the background garden and wisteria vine which will surround part of the outer border yet to come.