Monday, August 20, 2007

daily painting practice - painting your own children

Painting our own children has got to be one of the finest things we as artists are allowed to do. I wish I had tried it more often while they were growing up.
I don't usually dwell on regrets. I think it is a fool's game. However, I can say there is one regret as an artist that I live with... not having sketched or painted more of the two greatest gifts God ever gave me.
Here is the only sketch I ever did of my daughter. I have never had confidence in my ability to sketch. I now feel that is such a meaningless whimpy excuse. Check out (Anthony Zierhut) my favorite family chronicle on the web. He shows how capturing everyday family moments as sketches are sooooo much better than a box of photos.

I did start to mend my ways.,,,, Just before she left for college.
My favorite model.
It is never too late, so my advice is to start today. Any sketch or painting is a new beginning.
Speaking of new beginnings and second chances. My new favorite model!


wanda knight said...

What a beautiful new model. Look at that hair!

René PleinAir said...

What a cute little model you've got Peter, I have no idea what your doing online!!

Missed you a bit, but with this model I can understand it very VERY well, congratulations to all.
Such joy, and then sharing it, ....thanks.

Cara said...

This is one of the prettiest babies I have ever seen. All that hair! What an angel!

Peter Yesis said...

Wanda, Rene, Cara -
Thanks so much. I will have a lot of fun sketching this guy in the future.

Sheila Vaughan said...

He is a treasure Peter!