Each time I am commissioned to do a dog portrait, by the time I am finished I want to run out and buy the breed. 😋. It’s a wonder I don’t have a Great Dane, German Shepherd, or Boxer sitting here at my feet…or one of these little cuties sitting here on my lap.
Say Hi to Zoey! I had a few photos to choose from but this one really caught my eye. Such personality. ‘Woof!”
‘SATISFACTION’ is the word that I kept thinking of as I was drawing. I don’t know the story behind the photo but I imagined experiencing the satisfaction of reaping a harvest after months of labor, care and much patience. This might be a type of satisfaction that is slowly slipping away in our culture, which made it all the more important that I try to capture it in the drawing. Enjoy!
I have spent the last few evenings (and late nights) working on this drawing of my Aunt Rosie Mae; my dad’s oldest brother’s wife. She passed away last year at the age of 98. Aunt Rosie loved her family and she loved church. Her daughter, my cousin, sent me a very old photo of her mom from when she was young asking if I could do anything with it. As you can see the photo was torn and faded.
I wasn’t sure if I could do anything with it. It looked like it might have been a wedding photo, which would have placed the timing in the 1930’s possibly. I researched vintage hats and found one that would seem to fit that time period and the photo. The challenge was putting this all together and developing a nice drawing. I enjoyed re-creating this photo through a drawing. It made me feel like I was leaving a mark in history. 🌺