Maddie with Wings
(Our Little Angel)
I love endearments. I think they make the person you love feel even more special. Recently I remembered that my Dad called me "Little Bit" when I was small. It made me feel precious. And "Precious" is what our Gran called all of her grandchildren, me included.
Maddie is a little over a year old now, and most often, both of her parents call her "Maddie Bug". Cute, huh? Anyway, I've not thought of her as "our little angel", even though I knew that after they visited when she was 10 months old I just HAD to paint her as a cherub. I used for a reference photo a picture of her seated on a 12' trampoline, looking at a leaf.
The painting is 24"x24" and is done in oils. I had to really scramble to get it done and dried before shipping it off to California in time for Christmas! It was a success, as both our daughter and our son-in-law cried over it!!! They had no idea I was painting Maddie, and their response to it made me extra happy. Plus, I got to smile for over a month as I painted her. It made me feel almost as if she were still here with us on the east coast. California is a very long way away from Virginia....