Saturday, December 26, 2009

The best Christmas present!

My daughter-in-law and son, Shane, who earns his living as an illustrator,  surprised me with illustrated storyline portraits of my three grandchildren, inspired by one of the their favorite books, "A Series of Unfortunate Events".    The two eldest grandkids are on their way to rescue grandbaby #3.  What a wonderful gift!  Sure beats the ordinary grandkid portraits!

To see more of Shane's work go to

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Painting a day

This week, my sister is taking a five-day workshop from artist  Carol Marine.  Carol is a master of composition, color and edges and is still very young.   Carol does a 6" x 6" painting a day, in addition to her gallery work.    I'm not sure how long she has been doing 'a painting a day' but her blog goes back to October, 2006.   Even then she was really good at what she does.  Check out her work!