Saturday, April 19, 2014

L.B. Taylor

12x16 Oil on Board

It was a privilege painting this portrait for friends in remembrance of their son.  
I didn't know L.B. personally, but sensed the charm that was loved by so many in his 
playful eyes and the soft curl of his smile.  

Any painting is an adventure for me, but I experience a certain mystery with portraits.  I'm not a master and have only done a few -- but when the picture comes to life on the canvas and stares back at me, two dimensions almost become three and it's as if he is says, "Hi there.  I was waiting for you."

I imagine L.B.'s parents conversing with this likeness of their son,
and pray it graces their home and their hearts with warmth and love.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Skull for Marshall

Skull for Marshall
This is a surprise birthday gift for a gentleman in town at the request of his wife.  
She bartered 2 more cattle skulls which will be painted and donated to auction.