My home is my castle. And you know what castles have? Family portraits. Walls full of portraits.
I think my family is no less portrait worthy. And I love to play around with paints.
I am not an artist. I am at best a hobby painter.
I am working on a family portrait project.
The finished paintings will hang on the long wall at the top of the basement stairs.
It’s almost the only wall in the house that will accommodate them, and it’s on display enough that they won’t be a waste of time gathering dust but not so on display that I’ll have to answer questions about them.
The catalyst for this particular project was a cute little picture I painted of my dog last year.
That picture of her now hangs at the top spot in the family portrait arrangement. She earned top spot. In dog years she was the senior family member. Plus since she passed away in February it puts her closer to heaven.
I’ve got a bunch done and hung in the stairway . Some of the pictures are better than others. One or two really capture their subjects well.
I accidentally set something on one of them when it was laying on my desk and punctured the canvas so I will have to try it again.
When I complete the set I may go back and attempt a couple others to see if I can make them better.
I am also still working on them. On my easel right now I have my last nefew and a picture of my siblings and I as kids.
Practice makes perfect, so maybe this will help me develop some style and some skill.
Mostly though, it’s just something else for me to dabble in. Another hobby for me.
I have many hobbies; so many hobbies in fact that I may begin telling people I am a professional hobbiest.
What do you think? Should I get business cards? Darcy L Hoover, Certified Professional Hobbiest.