It took three long and hazy years to conceive Sadie. She is here now and is lovely, playful and dare I say... perfect. Sadie's addition to our family is a miracle. Every night my husband and I check on her before we turn in for the night. In this painting I have portrayed what we see; a peaceful, sleeping baby. However, we walk into her room with our minds racing- has our luck run out? is she okay? But, with my hand on her back, I feel the rise and fall of her breath, and I know everything is perfect.
It's time to go back to this painting of Sadie sleeping that I started in June. I am working on the background now. If all goes well, I'm going to enter this into the National Portrait Gallery's competition.
Sadie and I had to leave the studio early today because it was about 90 degrees there. She was a trooper and let me do quite a bit of work on this painting.
Started this one today. I am experimenting with layering gesso on the canvas and sanding it to get a smoother surface. So far, I really like how the paint sits on top of the canvas. I am also experimenting with the color of her skin. We'll see what happens. 9 x 11 inches
Today is Sadie's 1st birthday. Holla Sadie!