This painting has been in my cubby for two years. I've had the photo of my niece Kaitlyn for several years, and it is amazing to see her transformation from this sweet child on Santa's knee to the beautiful young lady she has become.
The painting 's not quite finished, I'm still working to overcome the frisket issues. The lesson I learned from this painting is either NOT to use frisket, or to only use it if you are going to complete the painting within a short amount of time. Let it suffice to say that two years is definitely too long to leave it in place, and it is a real bear to remove. I was going for the sparkles in Santa's beard and Kaitlyn's hair, but think the painting would have been better off without the frisket.
Make time to enjoy the Holiday, because time passes way too quickly! :)
I think it is important to share our process with others, just as we gain from watching other artists work.