A friend lost her beloved friend Bearley a few months ago and I decided to paint a picture of them together.
Finally figured out why it wasn't working out, she was wearing a beige sweater in the reference photo and Alida just isn't beige, so I changed it up a bit and now I am happy with the result. I hope she will be too.
At the same time, my brother Chris mentioned that he wanted me to paint a picture of a cabin that he had built, by hand, in the Pennsylvania woods more than 20 years ago. He loved the place, but life got in the way and he had to sell it. My sister-in-law sent me some mediocre pictures of the cabin and I created a painting from them.
He will be celebrating his 60th birthday in August so I will send it to him as a gift. Hope he likes my interpretation of the photos.