|A new little practice portrait|
I celebrated my return to life by getting my driver's license renewed--my birthday is this coming Sunday--and starting a study of my friend's grandsons. My reference photo was taken from the Holiday card, the parents sent. I intend to gift this portrait to my friend on his birthday.
I gifted another friend a painting of her grandchild for her birthday last month. I did the portrait like I'm doing the one I started today--for practice. I figure why not gift these practice pieces? They served me well: I learned a lot from them--and they might give the grandparents a kick?
Well, my friend was ecstatic. She couldn't stop talking about what a hit it made with her, the grandchild, my subject, and her parents who want to commission other work. I dropped a few business cards in the mail and drafted a price list. I'm ready in case they call. What the hell? Getting samples of your work out is better than letting them sit on a shelf gathering dust.
|The Blond Kid; 8" x 10"; oils.|
A Practice Portrait that got a few people excited
when it came in the mail and may promote business?