Family Portrait

YES….I’ve been gone awhile….but I’m back and I have lots to share.

My hubby and I welcomed our beautiful grandson into the world on September 7th…..Max Tiberius Goode.  Feeling so very blessed!  His Mom and Dad had decided on a “Lion King” theme for his nursery so I have been hard at work creating a very special painting for Max.  Being mindful of copyright laws, let me say that this was done as a gift for my grandson and I did not directly ‘copy’ any specific artwork…but I certainly used the characters as my inspiration of this “family portrait”.

This painting was done on a 24″ by 36″ cradled ampersand gessobord with Golden fluid Matt acrylics.  I took a few photos along my ‘painting journey’……..

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My sketch

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Washing color and playing with values and techniques

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Moving forward…adding more details and textures

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lion-king-baby

Finished Baby

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Finished adoring Mom and Dad

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Completed “Family Portrait”

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Signed by “GiGi”, of course!

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and Baby Max approved!

I’ve also finished a watercolor painting, “Sparrow and Flowers”

sparrow

This is a great beginning watercolor painting and I am working on the ‘how to’ videos for the “GoodeStudio Classroom”.

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22 Responses to Family Portrait

  1. Vic Lord September 28, 2016 at 5:37 am #

    LOVE the Lion King painting!!!!! Congrats on the new Grandbaby! Love his name!

    • Debbie Goode October 8, 2016 at 8:15 am #

      Thanks Vic! It was way fun to do!

  2. Kelli Spencer September 28, 2016 at 5:41 am #

    Beautiful!! You can feel the love.

    • Debbie Goode October 8, 2016 at 8:16 am #

      Aw….thank you Kelli!

  3. Deborah Weber September 28, 2016 at 5:56 am #

    Congratulations on the sweet new addition to your family. And what a lovely present – such a delightful, love-filled painting Debbie!

    • Debbie Goode October 8, 2016 at 8:17 am #

      Thank you Deborah! It was such a joy to do and I’ve fallen hopelessly in love with Max!

  4. Bea Kline September 28, 2016 at 8:44 am #

    Absolutely stunning love the lion king family picture wow!

    • Debbie Goode October 8, 2016 at 8:17 am #

      Thanks Bea….the painting was so much bigger then I usually do, but a ton of fun!

  5. Alison Miller September 28, 2016 at 9:20 am #

    Another great work of art, Debbie. Max will treasure this painting.

  6. Kim September 28, 2016 at 3:55 pm #

    What gorgeous paintings, Debbie!

    • Debbie Goode October 8, 2016 at 8:19 am #

      Thank you Kim! It was a big one! LOL!

  7. Amy Putkonen September 29, 2016 at 5:21 am #

    Hi Debbie,

    What a beautiful grandson you have! Oh my. I can see why you’ve been away! I love your bird watercolor!

    So you inspired me to take up watercolor. I went through some of your course and then signed up for a live class locally. I’ve really been enjoying it! Watercolor is SO FUN.

    • Debbie Goode October 8, 2016 at 8:22 am #

      Thank you Amy! What an honor it is to have inspired you to try watercolor. I’m woefully behind on updating my classes, but I have another in the works which I will be posting soon!!! Enjoy and please, if I can ever answer any questions don’t hesitate to contact me!

  8. Naomi September 29, 2016 at 5:56 am #

    That is incredible! I love your painting. Congrats on your grandson!

    • Debbie Goode October 8, 2016 at 8:22 am #

      Thank you Naomi! So many blessing in my life these days.

  9. anna September 29, 2016 at 7:11 am #

    Beautiful!

  10. Kelly L McKenzie September 29, 2016 at 7:29 am #

    Now, my word, you have been busy. No wonder it’s been quiet here of late. What a lucky, lucky fellow to have such a talented GiGi in his life. Your Lion King painting is incredible and I love how you painted it on a board and not directly on the wall. Max will have this all his life. Very special indeed. And your sparrow is so alive! I can almost hear him peeping. What’s up next, Debbie?

    • Debbie Goode October 8, 2016 at 8:24 am #

      Thank you so much Kelly! As to what’s next….you never know….but I am in a rather ‘spooky’ mood these days! Boo!

  11. Nanette Levin September 29, 2016 at 8:26 am #

    What a fun gift idea for your grandson and his parents! Glad to have you back, Debbie. The sparrow watercolor is stunning. Great colors.

  12. Debbie Goode October 8, 2016 at 8:25 am #

    Thank you Nanette…..it was quite a dry spell and I’m certainly glad to be getting back into painting and blogging!