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A Painting a Day #61 - Cash and the Cheerio

Cash and the Cheerio – 4"X4" acrylics on masonite.

People have always been my favourite subjects - especially children. So, I thought I would see how long it would take me to do a portrait at this size. I chose to paint my friend's grandson. He is a ham and this image captures his personality perfectly. It did take me 3 hours but that's because I am so bad at stopping! A painting is mever really finished for me until I get it just the way I want it. This sometimes poses a problem as there is a tendency to overwork it. It's always a good idea to get up and walk away. Have a cup of tea and then revisit it later. Fresh eyes and a different perspective help in so many ways. This painting is not overworked but I did go through a few "wreck & recover" phases. That's the beauty of paint - you can always just paint over it! Sorry, this one is sold!

I started painting one 4"X4" miniature daily on May 1st 2015. After a near fatal drowning experience in 2013, I realized just how precious life is and I wondered why I was waiting to do what I loved most. I just wasn't finding the time.

It took a while to commit to it, but a year later, I decided I just had to make the time and I enrolled in some fine art acrylic painting classes. Under my teacher, Sharon Moore-Foster, I gained confidence and found my soul's voice through my paintings.

Now I am fully committed to expressing myself through my fine art by creating one miniature painting to mark each passing day – to leave my mark in this world.

These little miniature gems are for sale through this website where I started an online store.

Just click to the link "Store" in the menu above to view my works and/or purchase.

I also do larger works and portrait commissions. Just email me or follow my page on Facebook and message me.

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