Tuesday, February 23, 2010
A present for a very special person.
Well here is my new Welsh lady, which was requested by my cousin Clarey who is about to pop with child number two! Clarey like myself, emmigrated to Oz from Wales however she's still in the 'early years' having only been here about 6 years. I know how hard it is when you make a commitment like this which means that half of your family and friends are on the other side of the world. Sometimes it's harder than others and at the moment I think Clarey is missing her other home and the people there with this special arrival fast approaching. So she requested that I paint a Welsh lady for her new baby's room. I wanted to add a special touch to this one and I've painted some of the Swansea coastline as seen from my house where I used to live, I hope she recognises this and that it helps her feel like she always has a part of home with her and her new family.
I painted this one on canvas with acrylic paints but i tried something new, I glued some tissue paper to the background to give it a bit of extra texture. I'm also going to do something extra special with the print so i'll show you that tomorrow when it's finished.
I hope she likes it as I'm giving it to her tomorrow, I'm pretty confident that she won't be checking my blog tonight (she's too busy putting her swollen feet up and nursing a sore back) not long now flower!!!