Two more portraits

I bought new watercolors, not the top of the line, but perhaps the 3rd or 4th best. I like them. They’re certainly brighter than what I had before. I made two portraits so far and I like what I painted, but I do have things I would change in both of them if they weren’t in watercolor and basically hard to fix.

Watercolor portrait of a Dutch Girl by Franci

Dutch Girl
9″ x 12″ Watercolor

Watercolor portrait of Lauren by Franci

9″ x 12″ Watercolor

My First Commission

Here it is! I’m happy and the customer is happy. It couldn’t have happened at a better time. On Tuesday I was feeling quite down after painting a disappointing dump truck and then on Thursday I got a commission and I was an artist again!

Mackenzie by Franci. 12" x 9" Watercolor

12″ x 9″ Watercolor

It sucks to be sick

I think on Thursday and Friday my son watched a lot of John Deere Earth Moving Machines, Max and Ruby and The Wiggles while I just lay down sick. But I felt better yesterday and got productive. I made a bonnet and got teased by family members that I was going to wear it. I do love the regency bonnet era as they all know but it’s a baby bonnet. I also made another pair of baby shoes to match it (since everyone loved the shoes I took to the baby shower last week) and I painted some stranger who offered me some points on deviant art for his portrait. I’m quite cheap sometimes! Here are the photos:

Watercolour Portrait of Kyle by Franci

12″ x 9″ Watercolour

Handmade flannel baby bonnet and shoes by Franci

Handmade flannel baby bonnet and shoes


Just because my boy is crazy about construction vehicles, here’s a backhoe I painted tonight.

Backhoe by Franci

12″ x 9″ Watercolour and Ink


A Cat Puppet

We celebrated my son’s birthday this past week-end and we put on a puppet show and we gave all the kids a puppet to take home. Here are some of the puppets we made.

Felt Puppets by Franci

Felt Puppets

Handmade Cat Felt Puppet by Franci

Cat Felt Puppet