|Love on the North Star 8×10 pen and ink drawing by Rachael Shores 2005|
|Meyers watercolor by Rachael Shores 2001|
|The Eliada Council 11×17 watercolor and ink by Rachael Shores 2011|
|Christie and Lilly 8×10 watercolor by Rachael Shores 2004|
Isn’t that just adorable? I had the best picture to work from and I tried my hand at free-handing/ free-painting one afternoon. I wasn’t expecting anything “good” but I was sure pleased with how well it came out. . . I digress.
|My only reference photo for the whole layout of the painting. This might help you understand the extent of “artistic license”|
|Pretty sunlight that I hoped to capture|
|One lofty Billy goat|
|a bunch of pictures of all the various chickens and guinea hens|
|More sheep, specifically the ewe in charge.|
|Mufasa, the ram. How do you like his mane?|
|Matt’s beloved tractors. Artsy.|
|There was a very productive day sitting outside on my patio drinking matè in perfect weather.|
|Lindsay Farm 11×17 watercolr and ink by Rachael Shores 6-12|
So what’s it called? Got any suggestions for the Lindsay family? One thing about commissions is that the client is the one that gets to name their painting. It’s another favorite part of the process for me.
Thanks for letting me share this with you. Pass it on to your farmer friends and let them point out some other subtle -but purposeful – flaws. All in the name of idealism in full bloom! Yay for painting our dreams, even when they are our reality.