Wednesday, December 12, 2012

good tidings

Good tidings are something everyone can relate to this time of year and trying to capture the family photo for the annual holiday card.

It never fails that when I illustrate people, they always ask me to make them taller, slimmer and richer.  As an artist, my sweet reward is to do just that.  However, this lovely family needs no tweaking as they are darn perfect perched on this metal farm gate.  I saved this image from last year and decided to paint it to add to my portfolio of people.  Perhaps a "pve" illustrated family photo will be on your list next year.

12 comments:

annie said...

I love this....so sweet and they do not look like they need "tweaking"....our family would need a little.

Jennifer C. Webb said...

love that your illustration will never age...perpetual youth! Thank you for capturing that moment, the sunlight....and the girls....all cooperating that day. You are a gem

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Beautiful illustration, Patricia! Thanks for sharing your "good tidings"!

I Dream Of said...

Gorgeous, Patricia. What a beautiful family to illustrate. Now you are reminding me that I need to go work on our holiday cards! Need to get them in the mail before the holidays fly right by! Good tidings to you! XO

John said...

Fabulous-looking bunch!

pretty pink tulips said...

Patricia,
This family is picture perfect!!! You have such a gift for making everything you illustrate a "best" version of itself.

Merry merry, you little elf!
xoxo Elizabeth

Formerly known as Frau said...

It's a gorgeous family and illustration....I'd require some tweaking for sure! lol!

Karen Albert said...

Patricia, I love how you capture the spirit of a family or pet so wonderfully!

2012 Artists Series,
xoxo
Karena

the gardener's cottage said...

you are just so darn good. what a lovely family and your illustration is so gorgeous. and how exactly do you make someone look richer? :)

xo

quintessence said...

Charming!! And how lovely that your illustrations seem to radiate the personalities as well as the visage!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

What a darling family at Christmas time.

How hilarious, that people want you to paint them "better" ... which isn't better at all. :)

BRASWELL said...

You are so right-they do not need any tweaking what so ever + Girl you are so grand. Love it! xxpeggybraswelldesign.com