My VERY first blog post, in October 2007, was for Amber! Amber has been a friend of mine since... was it 7th grade? The 2007 painting was for her son's nursery, who is now a big brother to two sisters!
This painting is for Amber's oldest daughter. Amber has a precious picture of her daughter twirling in her favorite yellow dress. It was the perfect inspiration! Yes, I painted a face on this painting (something I am normally terrified of doing).
One of the hardest parts about photographing a wet picture is also the most beautiful (and my favorite part about oil paintings - you can see every brush stroke).