25 Mar

Portrait artist paints a “Cuddle Nap”

SOLD. Cuddle Nap / 8×6 in / oil on linen
Mom Loving Project #13 of 30.
Available paintings of people: http://jessiesfineart.com/people-painting.html.

That photograph was taken right after we got home from the hospital with baby Joe, so he was two days old. I was tired, but SO happy to be home with my baby. And I never wanted to put that baby down. And he never wanted to be put down, either, so that worked out well!  My husband took this photograph, so I also love the expression in my face, which was so loving towards him as well as happy with my baby. It doesn’t hurt that Joe is the spitting image of his father, so it’s like a small version of my husband’s nose peeking out from the swaddling cloth. It was a special moment.” -Inder

This mom and baby look so content.

One of the really fun things about this project is that I feel like I know the models by the time the paintings are done. Or maybe just something about them at that particular moment. This scene reminds me of when my son was that age – I loved the cuddle-naps.

By the way, the prize for the 100 FB likes drawing was sent out to Xan; she chose the car and can painting.

That worked out so well, there will be another drawing for a free painting when I get to 200 FB likes!

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(#3371)

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MOM LOVING PROJECT: This is a little different from a commission, as people submitting photos are not necessarily purchasing the paintings. If you want to participate in this project, email me with your photo(s). And if you think (or know) you will want to purchase the painting, please put that information in the email.

I am really excited about my “Mom Loving” portrait project: a series of 30 small paintings (6×6 – 6×8 inches) of moms loving and bonding with (holding, nursing, sleeping with, snuggling, carrying, etc.) their babies and young children. The best paintings will be published as part of an art book in 2011. You can also, optionally, suggest a short statement (around 35 words and/or your name(s)) that you’d like to appear next to the painting when it’s published in the book and on my blog.

Moms / Dads / the person submitting the photo will have the first opportunity (but no obligation) to purchase their painting.

For this project I am looking for candid-looking photos, and especially ones that have good light (outdoors with light from the  side or side/back is best)  and are good enough quality to see some details, and which are taken far enough away that most or all of the mom and child are in the picture. With that said, I’ve received a couple fuzzy and very close up pictures that will work nicely.

These paintings will be in my impressionist / modern realist style. See: http://jessiesfineart.com

If you’d like to participate and submit photos for this project, email me. If you have several photos from the same time, send them all – that makes it easier to paint. Thanks!

[By submitting a photograph for this project, you’re agreeing that I will own the copyright on my paintings, but of course you will retain the copyright of your photographs.]

Any questions, comments or suggestions appreciated!!

15 Mar

Congratulations painting winner!

Thank you to everyone who “Likes” me on Facebook!

I used Random.org’s random number generator to randomly select a winner from all 100 Facebook fans, with extra entries to the people who “shared” in Facebook and in your blogs.

The first person chosen did not respond, so I’ve re-drawn a winner (Xan). Check your facebook messages.

Thank you again for all of your support.

11 Mar

Portrait artist paints dad and baby in “Kitchen Sink”

SOLD. “Kitchen Sink” 6×6 inch oil painting on linen

See available paintings of people here: http://jessiesfineart.com/people-painting.html

This father is bathing his son in the kitchen sink, and giving him a kiss. I really like this painting!

(#3370)Mom Loving Project #12 of 30.

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MOM LOVING PROJECT: This is a little different from a commission, as people submitting photos are not necessarily purchasing the paintings. If you want to participate in this project, email me with your photo(s). And if you think (or know) you will want to purchase the painting, please put that information in the email.

I am really excited about my “Mom Loving” portrait project: a series of 30 small paintings (6×6 – 6×8 inches) of moms loving and bonding with (holding, nursing, sleeping with, snuggling, carrying, etc.) their babies and young children. The best paintings will be published as part of an art book in 2011. You can also, optionally, suggest a short statement (around 35 words and/or your name(s)) that you’d like to appear next to the painting when it’s published in the book and on my blog.

Moms / Dads / the person submitting the photo will have the first opportunity (but no obligation) to purchase their painting (for $180 unframed).

For this project I am looking for candid-looking photos, and especially ones that have good light (outdoors with light from the  side or side/back is best)  and are good enough quality to see some details, and which are taken far enough away that most or all of the mom and child are in the picture. With that said, I’ve received a couple fuzzy and very close up pictures that will work nicely.

These paintings will be in my impressionist / modern realist style. See: http://jessiesfineart.com

If you’d like to participate and submit photos for this project, email me. If you have several photos from the same time, send them all – that makes it easier to paint. Thanks!

[By submitting a photograph for this project, you’re agreeing that I will own the copyright on my paintings, but of course you will retain the copyright of your photographs.]

Any questions, comments or suggestions appreciated!!

06 Mar

Portrait artist paints a mom and baby in “Reaching”

SOLD. “Reaching” 6×6 inch oil painting on linen

See available paintings of people here: http://jessiesfineart.com/people-painting.html

This is my second try at this scene, and I think it came together really nicely. I used a couple different photos of this mom and child for reference. I am enjoying really bright colors right now. I love the ocean colors in this painting; they are similar to the colors of the painting “Splash“. And “Orange” has similar vibrancy. Mom Loving Project #11 of 30.

P.S. There is still a Give-away going!

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MOM LOVING PROJECT: This is a little different from a commission, as people submitting photos are not necessarily purchasing the paintings. If you want to participate in this project, email me with your photo(s). And if you think (or know) you will want to purchase the painting, please put that information in the email.

I am really excited about my “Mom Loving” portrait project: a series of 30 small paintings (6×6 – 6×8 inches) of moms loving and bonding with (holding, nursing, sleeping with, snuggling, carrying, etc.) their babies and young children. The best paintings will be published as part of an art book in 2011. You can also, optionally, suggest a short statement (around 35 words and/or your name(s)) that you’d like to appear next to the painting when it’s published in the book and on my blog.

Moms / Dads / the person submitting the photo will have the first opportunity (but no obligation) to purchase their painting (for $180 unframed).

For this project I am looking for candid-looking photos, and especially ones that have good light (outdoors with light from the  side or side/back is best)  and are good enough quality to see some details, and which are taken far enough away that most or all of the mom and child are in the picture. With that said, I’ve received a couple fuzzy and very close up pictures that will work nicely.

These paintings will be in my impressionist / modern realist style. See: http://jessiesfineart.com

If you’d like to participate and submit photos for this project, email me. If you have several photos from the same time, send them all – that makes it easier to paint. Thanks!

[By submitting a photograph for this project, you’re agreeing that I will own the copyright on my paintings, but of course you will retain the copyright of your photographs.]

Any questions, comments or suggestions appreciated!!