Sunday, January 11, 2009

Still Life with Baby Silas

I thought I'd continue with the third generation of my family portraits I've completed in recent years. I've already posted my husband, his daughter (my beloved stepdaughter), and now for her first born - our first grandbaby Silas. Amanda sent a photo of Silas sleeping on their bed with some winter light streaming in through their window. I loved the photo and the shadows on the sleeping baby, so decided to paint it like a contemporary still life - abstracted background with baby sleeping as though on a kitchen table top. At least that was my concept. Here is "Still Life with Baby Silas", acrylic on canvas, 12"x16", completed in 2006. This painting was started and mostly completed during a couple of painting sessions with my Mama Lisa painting group. This reminds me that I am behind on my family portraits - Amanda had a precious little girl, Priya, a year and a half ago, and is now expecting number three in May. I guess I have some catching up to do!

1 comment:

Lydia said...

I love this Joanne! I know how hard babies are. whew= beautiful.