Sunday, February 28, 2021

Day 8 PaD number 7

 Painting a Day challenge got off track so this is painting number 7. I posted the photos from the day here.

My daughters came over for a little retreat here with us on this bitter cold snowy February weekend.  Oldest daughter brought her four-month old baby and I did two paintings of them. First alla prima portrait with baby nursing on the left side and then another alla prima with baby nursing on the right side. Nursing is mostly what a four-month old with a healthy appetite does all day (and night). In between meals he napped, kicked his legs vigorously, and chirped, cooed, and laughed. 

It was easy to keep painting all day because my daughter and our beautiful grandson kept returning to these poses for me. Painting from life!