Christmas painting completed and post cards of this painting ordered. Underpainting in acrylic then color pencil over lays on gesso acid-free matboard. Size: 8 1/2" x 11 3/4". These are my granddaughters, based on a cellphone photo my son sent me(it was so very dark and lacked so much detail so I had to paint this very painterly with less line than I normally would have done. It was an interesting learning experience, I really loved doing this painting in my own value levels so it is so much more visable the relationship of the girls comes thru brighter than the photo could ever do. That is one of things I so enjoy painting from a photo, I can do it what ever way I want, even if the photo to begin with was poor lighting. The actual painting is so much more brilliant and the colors really focus on the relationship of the girls way more than this upload scanned copy. One day...with God's help I'll upload them better.
This time I scanned it right into the computer but it still did not come out like I wanted. I'm beginning to think it is more my computer that is the issue or the program I'm using to get it uploaded, ever since I got this new computer I've noticed a huge difference in the quality of my scans and photos that I print up or up load, this means I really will not have the time to figure it all out, esp now: I'm going to the US for 6 months starting mid-Dec of this year. This problem will have to dealt with next year when I return to Okinawa.