Oh em gee….. like really. Sometimes I surprise myself. I attempt things often and get frustrated and think why do I bother. But that doesn’t stop me from trying again. I wanted to try my hand at painting some family portraits. I have seen some of these online before so I wanted to give this style a try.
First I sketched out what I wanted on the wood and the placement of everything. Then I had to go in with my super tiny paint brush and fill in the shapes with the different colors.
Here is my first attempt. It’s a portrait of my family including myself, my husband, our two kids, and our three dogs. Meh… is the word I typically use when I’m not satisfied with my work. Now I know what it could have used to make it extra.
This. Now this one I love. The thing my first one needed was a black outline around most. Do you see the difference? This one here I created for my parents as a gift for Christmas. They loved it and decided they will be having this in their camper down by the bay. Perfect idea I thought. That way you don’t have to just get it out at Christmas time to hang on the tree.
This one is larger then my first ornament I painted with our family. But it also has a lot more people! Everyone got a kick out of it and could tell who everyone was. That’s the most important part!