Here is another one of my Christmas commissions, two beautiful little girls who are cousins and live on the opposite sides of the U.S. I painted this in record time - less than a week. As it often happens with my group portraits, it is a composite of several reference images. I enjoyed working in a looser, more "impressionistic" manner, which is also part of the reason why I could finish the portrait in such a short time. The multiple-glaze smooth and "realistic" look requires that the bottom layer is bone dry before applying the next one.
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My new website design is up and running (thanks to my wonderful husband :)) but will probably be a work in progress for some time. I still need to find a good way for people to shop my greeting/note cards and some logical place to put my artwork that is not for sale (like the sketchbook section). Any ideas? What do you think about my website in general?