can you believe it, sold a painting... and get this I was asked to do it after the girl in question had seen my previous paintings.
The story behind it is that her husband had this one photo only from his childhood, taken when he was about 13/14 so she thought it would be nice to have a painting done of it. She asked, and I said I would see what I could do and this is the result.
From this one painting I have been told by her that other people want me to do paintings for them too.... we shall see what happens with that. BUT she has asked me to do one of her sister from her graduation photo so I have lots of ideas in my head for that.
Went around the charity shops today and had a blast, picked up a wonderful jewellery box, complete with key which is just screaming to be altered - future project.
A couple more of the slippers have arrived for my swap, will post when I have the set.
I am filled with excitement today, I am a total football fanatic and today is the draw for the World Cup next year... can't wait to see who England are up against!
I could waffle on more but I don't want to bore you so I will sign off now, again
THANK YOU for visiting Love Dawn


Itch2stitch.com said...

Thats fantastic news Dawn. So happy for you! suzie. xxx

Tamerie Shriver said...

You did a great job! I am always in awe of those who can paint or draw, as I cannot do either. At least not very well. Hopefully, this will bring you lots more commissions.


peggy gatto said...

Wow, this is big and this is good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sanna said...

Congratulations Dawn I am very proud of you! Ths is an excellent painting and I always found it especially difficult to paint Black people. Maybe that's because I haven't done enough of them. I love the background too it looks so textural. Did your financier chose the color scheme? Awesomeyou willhave more buyer from this piece in the future too you must be stoked! I know I would be. I always love trading black art atcs with my few friends who do it... hint hint! Should I be saying African American or multi racial instead of black? Not sure don't want to offend anyone as I love all types of peeps! Rock on gf! Hugs, Sanna

Vicki Holdwick said...


This is really nice and I think it is great you will get other commissions from this one.

Just don't get too busy to stay in touch with your friends in blogland.

Thanks for visiting me, too.


Barbara/myth maker said...

Congratulations, Dawn! It seems like you are on the verge of something big with your paintings!

LisaC said...

Wow Dawn, you did a beautiful job on the painting. It's no wonder she loves it. I hope you get more commissions, you're very good at portraits. It must feel great to sell something and actually make some money huh? LOL. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Dawn! Well done!!