Here is a sketch I did of the girls face in preparation of this years painting. In creating this painting I tried to think of a subject that would have a wide appeal. A piece of artwork that could be hung in a variety of rooms, from the kitchen to the bedroom. I also wanted to have a nice design quality to it. Though I liked the sketch I decided to not make her head quite so elongated simply due to the placement on the composition. Since the orientation of the painting is already elongated I felt it would feel too stretched and so I softened the design. Last year I did a painting that was very red and warm in it's color palette so this year I decided to be cooler and more tranquil with my colors.
One added feature to the show this year is that many of the artists (including me) have done a small 4x4 ornament canvas. These will also be on sale for $25 each with 100% of the proceeds going to the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation. On the left is the small ornament canvas I did.
To find out more about the show and to see all the artists that are in it go HERE