16" x 16" x 2"
Oil with a palette knife on Ampersand Gessobord
This painting was inspired by a family photo of my oldest sister's first communion. I found the photo among a bunch of old slides that my dad sent me awhile ago. I remember these colorful dresses as being a favorite which we only wore for special occasions.
Some times I like to take close up photos on certain parts of the painting so you can see my palette knife strokes.
Back in 2011, I participated in a project called "The Sketchbook Project" and I included a drawing of this photo.
I also included a drawing from my other sister, Lyn's first communion day:
As well as from my first communion day. I am pretty sure I still have my veil too but I need to go hunt in the basement and see if I can find it.
And finally, my dad's first communion. My dad follows my blog so he'll probably see this and remember the photo this drawing was done from. I think I still have his little communion book stored away somewhere too!