My good friend, Sherrie, is a painter. She has done (painting over photographs) portraiture for years. Now, she is ready to venture into free hand work. Fortunately for me, there are 5 horses of hers that need yearly vaccinations, and there are always barn cats needing to be spayed/neutered.
We are doing trade out work (the only way that this wonderfulness comes our way) for portraits of our children.
Here are pictures of Kate she made today. There were many that turned out so well. We got some great pictures - good enough for her portrait! It interested me how different a look you need for a classic portrait, versus a photograph. I learned much from her today! We even let Kate hold "Baby Shasta" and "Oscar" during her pictures.
I won't tell which one we are going to use - you can decide! And, when she is finished I will post a photo along with Sherrie.
For those in the Montgomery area (or otherwise), she does a fantastic job and I would love to refer you to her! She does full portraits and bust portraits.