The second painting in the Fruit of the Spirit series: Goodness is now completed and posted at http://elasah.com
Imaginary little girl combined with the real waiting room –drawn while waiting in radiology for a friend who’s daughter has spina bifida. Painted and little girl drawn later in the Spina Bifida clinic while waiting some more.
Funny story about this one. While waiting in the clinic for several hours children and parents came and went. Finally, after reading for some time I decided to work on this a bit more. As I got out my watercolors the sweetest little girl, about 3 years old, came over and started watching me work. She then ran back to her mom on the other side of the room and told her there was a “painter”. The mom shushed her and said no, I was just wearing a beret. She isisted and finally they came over together, her mom tickled pink that I really was an artist and really was working and that I was allowing her sweet little daughter to watch and ask questions while I worked.
For those who don’t check my art blog often I thought I would mention here as well that I have a new finished painting and this one is for sale, though hubby is considering keeping in the family.
Those of you who have been reading a while may recognize it from the photo a friend of mine took a few years ago of the girls.
On another note, there are some decisions going on in our family right now that we could use prayers for wisdom and peace. Not going into it right now but please be praying.
Once upon a time, several years ago, a friend of ours was just starting out in the photography business. She was building her portfolio and so took a slew of wonderful photos of our family–the first we had had one since Rach was a baby. Those photos remain the only photos of our whole family we have, and are still favorites. (Two of them are under children on her site–one of Rach alone and one of the girls together.)
She took one of my all time favorite shots of my girls–one that captures them right down to the toes, literally. You can see it in the top left corner. For some time I have wanted to do a painting of it, I have tried several times and couldn’t pull it off. (I could NOT do shoes at all.)
This time, however, it is coming together. I am so excited that I decided to share it before I finished it. 🙂 In fact, I am awfully tempted to leave Rachel’s shoes and legs unfinished. There is something fascinating about it in pencil though I think I will finish it.