From The Back
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Tell me a bit about yourself and what it is you would like to have created.
Is this painting for your home, commercial space, special occasion or gift?
I am the artist, oil painter, Vicki Porter
The canvases are 48" X 48", painted in an oil-wash.
Each framed in 1" X 2" rough sawn Cedarwood
2,3,4,5 children 'from the back' side by side across the canvas
To incorporate your own children or the kid-choices you have made from the selections offered
here into a 'commissioned' piece I will need your help with the following information:
Nothing fancy! Not necessary to be 'from the back.' One picture for each child is fine. Photographs
can be returned OR simply make a combination of choices from little people in the available
Pick the time of life chosen for this consignment. If your children are grown now and you would
like them portrayed younger / I need those ages and sizes.
describe obvious shades from light to black
In comparison to each other / at age desired.
Blond, blonder, light/dark brown, red, black, etc
TEXTURE OF HAIR:
Straight, wavy, curly, very curly, thick, thin
LENGTH OF HAIR & STYLE:
Braids, piled on top /messy or tidy.
Explain this in comparison to the other siblings; such as thin, tall & lanky, sturdy; "next
to his brother Joe he is shorter and stockier."; "She is slender and delicate."; "Jonah is only
3 & looks 'tough', but he's very sweet."
NEAT OR SLOPPY:
Which means a preference for shirts tucked in or hanging out, a strict clothing code or "it
doesn't matter if his socks match!!"
They would either love overalls or would never wear them! I need to know if 'she' would never
wear a dress! Would the normal choice be jeans or beige pants/khakis? "Sam loves his striped
shirts & his trucks."
Low/high-top gym shoes, cowboy boots, sandals, hiking boots, bare feet, patent leather Mary
Would never wear them or "He wore cowboy hats as a kid" or a hat like the old sailor hats, backwards
baseball cap, wide or narrow brim hat with a flower, derby, top hat, red, white & blue parade
hat / etc.
A brief disclosure of their individual personalities like: "Emily would wear high-tops with
a dress & has a favorite stuffed rabbit" or "Joshua is proper, studious & tucked-in" or "Blossom
would wear long-gown dress-ups to school every day if she could & has an old raggedyann doll." "Jacob
always wears jeans and t-shirts... cool looking but on the sloppy side."
I need to know if there are colors you do NOT LIKE.
I would like to know a predominant color or one you WANT
In the case of your purchasing a piece as a gift you can feel comfortable knowing I use colors
of the earth.
There are only 5. . . the choice is yours because clients LOVE certain titles. I will scrawl
the name across the back frame with the DATE of completion that gives the piece its standing
in the world.
- WE ANTICIPATE
A DELIGHTFUL LIFE
- EACH OTHER & THE EARTH
- RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED TO CHILDHOOD
- CHILDREN OF THE UNIVERSE
- GRACIAS A LA VIDA (thank you for life)
. . children 'side by side' come out of my brushes . . .
a reminder of timeless expressions of the good stuff from the past . . . "