Thursday, April 24, 2008

My Family


8 x 11 inches, watercolor with gouache, 2008
I painted this today - it's a portrait of my partner Mike and I with our cat Tom and dog Ziggy. It's a present for Mike's birthday tomorrow. I got him to pose for the photo I used by telling him an old friend had been in touch after many years and wanted to see a picture of us, which is sort of true LOL. Of course getting the animals to sit still was a bit of a nightmare but it all worked out in the end :)

5 comments:

Lee said...

Wonderful work, Mark! A great gift that will be treasured, I'm sure.

Mark said...

THanks Lee :) He loved it :)

RoseAnn said...

FABULOUS! Love it! How you ever did that in one day is beyond my imagining! It would take me weeks to work through such a painting! Wonderful job! RoseAnn

Loredana said...

Mark, I'll not notice the fact that you're a master in portrait...(LOL) I'll make a point in how beautifully you painted the fabrics, magnificent art work, I'm sure that Mike has had a stroke when he's seen your present!
And... beautifull family!!!

Mark said...

Thank you Roseann and Lore :)