It's been quite a few days since I posted something, so I figured I would keep the writing juices flowing with an update. It's that time of year that leaves me feeling warm and fuzzy - the season of giving. I love the holidays. Especially since I started my business. Drawing portraits as gifts makes me feel like Santa Claus. Not that I have an ego problem. Perhaps I should rephrase that and say that I feel like an elf. I work daily in my holiday workshop and create brightly-colored pieces of art for all of the good men and women out there. I know they've been nice when a client wants to give such a meaningful gift, rather than say.... a tie or socks.
To summarize my progress, several pieces are in the workshop currently. However, you can't see them. They are holiday gifts and will remain a secret until their recipient opens them and approves that they be shown to the masses. I am expecting that the website will have quite a few new pieces up after the holidays. Ah, that makes me feel giddy and happy inside. I like new things.
I know that people like visuals, so I will upload a picture that is not completely new to this entry. It keeps things visually interesting. The picture above was on my flyer in the previous post. Yawn.... I know. However, you don't know the cool story behind it.
I took this picture of my cat, Molly, hunting through my sheer curtains on a well-lit day. The light seemed to veil her beautifully and there is something stunning about a cat's focus on prey. This drawing was sort of an experiment to see if I could draw sheer curtains with a scene behind them. It worked. It's one of my favorite pieces. So much so, that I entered it in the Artist's Magazine All Media competition yesterday. The winners are published in the Artist's Magazine and receive cash, art books, and a subscription to the magazine. I used to receive the Artist's Magazine in college. One of my professors (Murray Tinkelman) was featured in it.
So... Enjoy the visual above and have a happy Thanksgiving. When you're in the crowded mall, looking at the endless lines, consider buying a pet portrait for your loved ones. It is painless to purchase and your relatives will love it more than socks or a tie. Even if they were made by a fancy designer. Hohoho!!!