A very sweet woman here asked if I would ever paint something special for her. Her brother died in a horrible accident at work 4-5 years ago. He worked at a sunflower processing plant. She wanted something to show them both, possibly in a sunflower field. Boy, I struggled. It took 4 attempts. First I tried larger fields, but she did want me to show them both as blondes with blue eyes and the further away his image got, the less detail I could get in. Finally I decided on a close-up view and hopefully the ‘in a sunflower field’ comes across here. I did layers of 1” papers again, put on a background paint and then sketched and wood burned the design. I found it extremely difficult to do a male figure/face without it looking TOO feminine. I hope I accomplished it somewhat. Thank God she wanted whimsical and not realistic
I hope you are all having a great January. I can’t believe it’s almost over! I’ve hit my normal January brick wall where almost all of my creativity comes to a complete stop after the holidays. I’m really hoping it kicks into gear soon! I have tons of ideas in this head of mine, just haven’t had the urge to get them onto canvas yet.