I just started this painting on Saturday while working at the Santa Fe Artists Market.  It turned out to be a nice day and I wanted to be productive as well.  So I brought my 12×12 already-stretched canvas on 1″ bars, took an old photo of my Aunt Joyce, who was a talented psychotherapist and pianist, and a great supporter of my creative pursuits, and my sister Jeni, who was months old in this photo I painted from.  I like how it’s evolving with the warm colors and the facial expressions.  I will paint thicker and adjust Joyce’s eyes, I know they’re a bit crooked, but that can be fixed.  Better to catch that now than later.  I’ll update the progress of this piece.

Joyce & Jeni (in progress) Oil on canvas 12x12