SO pleased to be able to show you this little portrait, above, which was commissioned by a wonderful husband to his darling lady on the occasion of her 40th birthday. They recently bought a house in Footscray, and are very happy there, despite kind of living on a flight path. Have a look here for last year's birthday present commission, which I was also very privileged to be involved with.
I have a longstanding fear of canvas (I paint on wood normally, using acrylic) so I decided to buy one and paint on it largely to try and get over that fear. Here he is above -- pretty boy -- a gift for a friend. He is actually feeling quite relaxed about being on canvas, after all. It seems to require more paint but overall it doesn't feel that different. Maybe if I had made a dreadful mistake it would have been a problem: the sanding back option that one has with wood is one that I really like.
Above: Mouse looking particularly evil the other morning.....
Above: last Sunday I tackled a mending job that I had been avoiding for about a year. My trusty patchwork quilt has holes no more. (And can someone please tell me why it was largely the RED fabrics that had not just faded beyond recognition but looked like they had been chomped on? Are there special moths that like to chew red dye?? I may never know the answer to this question....)