Thursday, July 16, 2009

Phacebook phriend photo project

July 16, 2009

I posted this on Facebook, earlier today

"More and more people keep asking me if I could paint a particular photo. The truth is... yes, I can. But I don't like to.

Painting from life= not difficult.

Painting from a photo= difficult.

Why? because it's not something I do very often. It's something I need to practice. So here's what I'magonna do. I'll be sifting through YOUR facebook pics, and picking out the cutest/sweetest/ strangest photo to paint. THEN I'll post the finished piece up on my blog ( and talk a little bit about it.

Claim it within the first THREE days and I will mail it to you, no matter where in the world you are.

To claim it, all you have to do is leave a comment, saying something along the lines of, "hey, that's my photo!"

The photos I pick will be utterly random, and NOT based on how much I love you.

Even if we haven't spoken in years you have as much of a chance as getting a painting as someone I talk to every day.

*One little aside: If there is a particular photo of yours that you think would be a particularly great painting, just tag me somewhere in it, so I'll be sure to see it. Folks with babies or cute pets have a slightly higher likelihood of getting picked.

**Also, I'm intentionally NOT going to paint any photos taken by artist friends- I don't want to commit intellectual property theft- this is about fun and growing as an artist. If you're an artist (valarie, jane, Alissa, Gerri etc) and DO want to be considered, just let me know you don't mind.

***Oh, also, some will be sketches (like color studies) some will be in acrylic, some in water color, some on paper, some on canvas. I'm eXpErImEnTiNg!!!!!"

And here's the first one!

It's a watercolor/pencil of an infant at 1 month old ( think he's about a month old, here).

I picked this picture because he is just a GORGEOUS little guy. His coloring is just so delicate and sweet, and I love the repeating color pattern of his blanket.

Who could it be now?

Oh, who could it beeeee now?


Just Me said...

Sounds like fun! Have a great time with the experiments.

Eleya & Jason said...

Oh I love it La Sha!! I just read your post of Facebook and had to make my way over here to see what you have done, and lo and behold it is my little Elijah!! (only 16 days old in that pic too) I feel so honored that you painted him!

Eleya & Jason said...

haha, and I promise not to keep trying to pose the same comment... I learned the first time... haha

Simone said...

That is such a sweet picture. Good luck and I'm looking forward to see the next ones.

Jane said...

That is a great idea! I'll keep you in mind as I consider photos too.