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Children From The Back
Instructions For Creating Your Own Painting
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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:

PHOTOGRAPHS:
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 photos.

AGES:
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.

SKIN TONE:
describe obvious shades from light to black

HEIGHTS:
In comparison to each other / at age desired.

HAIR COLORS:
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.

STATURE:
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!!"

CLOTHING CHOICES:
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."

SHOES:
Low/high-top gym shoes, cowboy boots, sandals, hiking boots, bare feet, patent leather Mary Janes, etc

HATS:
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.

PERSONALITY:
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."

COLORS:
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.

PAINTING TITLES:
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 . . . "

 

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