Bautista Family Portrait
18" x 24" Pastel on Canson Mi Teines Paper
Commission - SOLD
After hours and hours of time in my studio, the Bautista family portrait is finally finished. It's been six weeks since I've started this commission and I am down right giddy that it's completed. I certainly didn't work on it daily but these types of projects seem to take forever.
I was particularly upset this morning when I walked into my studio to discover the portrait was on the floor, covered with broken pastels and slightly damaged. I discovered that our family cat had decided that my drafting table was an inviting bed and didn't like to be crowded. I had to redo some of the portrait before I could finish and wrap it for delivery.
I went to the Bautista family home mid January and took a variety of snapshots. I borrowed faces from a number of the photos to get what I thought was a good image of each family member. Both Martin and Sylvia Bautista are doctors in our community. My husband and I have had their next-to-the-oldest daughter Victoria as a student but I am not familiar with the other girls.
Now on to building up my inventory of dictionary drawings for summer shows.