Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Week Thirteen: Mom's Eyes


I had a moment of panic with this painting - an odd sensation I've had more than once where all of a sudden I think, "I can't paint! I've forgotten how! Help!" I wiped off the initial drawing about half a dozen times because it wasn't right. So I guess I went through *two* panics on this one, the first one being, "I can't draw!!" Fortunately I ended up with something resembling Baby Girl. Actually all things considered, it's a remarkably good likeness!

This is 6 x 4 oil on Raymar canvas panel. She certainly does have Jubie's eyes - something that has been apparent from day one!

Part of my problem today was probably the fact that I have a series of shows coming up, the first of which is this weekend, so I'm somewhat madly preparing for those. I have one painting in particular that I'd like to have at least done enough to show this weekend. I believe I've shown it in progress on this blog, at least in the underpainting stage. I'll give you a unique glimpse of it, but that's it for now! (Extra points if you can figure out how I got the shot!)

6 comments:

Deb Dahlberg Rowland said...

Baby Girl is beautiful and how could you doubt your talents? Take it from someone who really can't draw! LOL.

Did you take the other picture in the middle of an earthquake? Ha Ha.

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

I get those panics all the time lol fortunately they pass and I just get in with it....just as you've done. A wee darling.

As for the other one you've been eating too much jelly again lol

Linda Shantz said...

Thanks Deb - and no, no earthquake! :-D

No jelly either, Elizabeth! And it's always nice to know other artists go through the same thing!!

createwall said...

This blog is great,Love the art!,because this is just so stunning and adorable,Great use of paints colors and textures, your work is oustanding!!! You are lucky to have such a great talent :)
photos on canvas

bonnie said...

This one is a winner, Linda!
Love,
Luxy

Linda Shantz said...

Thanks Luxy! ;-)