Sunday, September 22, 2013

where I've been...

This precious little boy changed my life...  For those of you who may have wondered where I have been or if I was even still painting I wanted to let you know why you haven't seen much from me.  Some of you may know that for years I was a single mom and I have two daughters who are now 11 and 14.  After years of being on my own I was blessed to find the perfect man for me.  I honestly believe that it was God's will that I have my son Grey (yes, his name is a color).  It was a hard decision to make at the time, although having him has been the silver lining in my life.  I wasn't sure if it was safe to paint during my pregnancy so I took a year off and didn't paint at all.  I began painting again last March and I was so excited to see that my work is better than ever.  I really feel as though I didn't miss any time painting, my work is more refined.  I had a solo show this last August and was very grateful when almost every painting sold!  Although I have sold many paintings in the ten years I have been selling I am grateful, more than ever that people want my work.  I am excited every time I sell a painting!  Grey is now 8 months old and crawling all over.  How do I paint with a baby?  I stay up late and paint while everyone is sleeping.  Now for some more photos!
Grey now:

Many of you know that I am known for painting women and girls and I have been asked if I will start painting boys now.  The answer is yes!  At least mine so far... here is detail of the painting Grey inspired.  It was still in the works when this photo was taken.  To see the finished painting go to my website and look under available.
I am so grateful to be painting again!  I love Grey and he is worth all that I sacrifice as an artist. 


Mitch said...

Such a lovely post! Love, love, love your work. And what a cute boy!

Mel said...

I LOVE him already and I LOVE you! SO adorable and we MUST get our little boys together!