Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hayden and Christian

Hayden
6x6 oil on panel
Christian
6x6 oil on panel


I was fortunate enough to run into an old friend at a recent party. He and I got reacquainted and he saw my art work on my business cards and I saw his beautiful 2 year old twins. He then asked me to paint his twins for a Christmas gift for their mother. Yes, it was only two weeks away but I was willing to do this for a dear friend. This is Christian and Hayden. We were only able to meet two days before Christmas for the delivery so I wrapped his precious twins in a box for him. When he opened the box, he smiled, said "She's going to love them...I think I'm going to cry." That sentiment was his Christmas gift to me.

11 comments:

Ann Gorbett said...

oh-they are so cute. Well done Sheila. I'm sure she will cry too.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I am absolutely SURE she loved them. You really made them animated and full of life. Adorable... and you did such a great job with making them portraits but left them loose and interesting!

Anthony Duce said...

The two portraits are beautiful. I like the painterly brushwork a lot.

Dana Cooper said...

These are so very precious Sheila, I'm not surprised he was moved...beautiful!

Dean H. said...

Tears are a beautiful and very important part of the payment...many times standing on its' own as the most important payment.
The twins are beautifully done, Sheila...I also like their presentation
in red paper in the box!

-Don said...

I can see why tears were forthcoming. These are outstanding! I'll bet their mother did cry upon receiving them. I feel I know both of these children from your beautiful representations of them. Wow!

Happy New Year!

-Don

Gwen Bell said...

Charming portraits. Your signature style works beautifully here!

Jo Castillo said...

These are just great. I'm sure mommy had tears, too. You are doing fun stuff and being so charitable, the new year will be good to you in return! Happy New Year!

Art with Liz said...

I'm sure the mum was thrilled with them. Lovely luscious paint.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Oh, I bet she cried like a baby! I'm almost crying and I don't even know them. How delightful for the parents... I love seeing your new work Sheila, it's so amazing to see your progress--- Please, keep 'em coming in 2012 and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

beautiful brushwork and vibrancy in these adorable little faces.
You've come a long way girl!