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.
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!