Last weekend, I showed two of my good friends the paintings I’d been doing. These two ladies have 3 daughters graduating from HS and college this spring. Both of them asked me to paint their daughters. I was a little reluctant because though I paint from a model face, I’ve never tried really hard to get a portrait likeness. I assured them that it might not be very close. Both my friends had more faith in me than I did myself and both wanted me to try.
Here are my results for the friend whose two daughters I worked on this week: First is K. She is graduating from college as a music major, so her mom wanted the same verse I used last week, “the LORD is my strength and my song” ex 15:2. I also added “sing to the LORD a new song” and another verse about making music to the Lord.
K’s younger sister L is graduating from high school this spring. She’s in the same class as my oldest son and they are friends. She’s a lovely girl also:
For her verse, her mother picked the popular verse from Joshua 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you, to give you hope and a future.” Pretty appropriate for a graduate, I think. I added “He will rejoice over you with singing” and a verse about taking delight in the path of the LORD.
Well, I can do no more than to thank God for the chance to do work that I love and to do it well. In one of my books, I used the verse from Psalm 90:17 on the dedication page. It still is my prayer: “May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands.”
I’m joining the studio hop here again. Nice to meet those of you who are coming via the StudioJRU sneak peek!
Visiting from In the Studio – beautiful paintings! You did a great job!
Very cool renditions! I like what you did — alot!
Thanks, I visited your blog earlier today too. I love the quilt you shared.
my goodness, your friends are right to have faith in you! these are wonderful and i’m sure the subjects will be sooo pleased!
Oh! They are so great! What a wonderful way to do portraits – and you captured the girls so well…
Patti these are so beautiful! I love the verses you added. They will certainly be a treasure gift to these girls!!
Thanks Jennifer. The Mom saw them and was just so very excited. And I really love the process of making these.