Finished at last

At last! The (nearly) never-ending portrait is finished. CELEBRATION TIME, COME ON! Seriously, not that I didn't enjoy it at times, but when it comes down to it, it is SUCH a relief to no longer have the nagging voice in my brain saying "finish the portrait, finish the portrait" for three years! Now I can move on to the other children's portraits.

Unfortunately, I have also recently been commissioned another painting, and even more difficult subject matter, and how long will this one take me? It is supposedly supposed to be finished next weekend, and as I have not started due to devoting my time to the other portrait, this is impossible. However, I vow that it will not take me three years again.

I feel a little hesitant to post the finished portrait, but if you would like to see it and it's companion portrait (his sister's portrait that I finished three years ago Christmas Eve) then just email me and I will be happy to email it them to you. But if you don't want to see it, then that's fine, too. :)

Seriously, CELEBRATION TIME! Let's all have a piece of chocolate (with some caramel and nuts thrown in for good measure).



plugalong said...

Yes! Love that feeling. I want to see them, absolutely!

kidzdilemmas said...

Hi! Will you send me the recipie for homeade caramel? the storebought stuff is so expensive, and half of it is fake, anyway!

megan said...

Mmmm. I know what you mean, homemade caramels are so much yummier than the commercially manufactured stuff! You might need your mom's help, cause making caramels gets kind of tricky (I almost ALWAYS cook mine too long and end up with rock candy instead of chewy caramels). Here is the recipe I got from grandma--

2 cups sugar
2 cups white corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup nuts
2 cups cream
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix sugar, syrup, salt and 1/2 cup cream. Bring to boil. As mixture cooks, add butter and rest of cream gradually. Stir constantly and cook to firm ball stage. Add nuts and vanilla. Cool and cut into squares.

smellame said...

Melanie wants to see them too.

Penelope Crackers said...

Oh me too! Me too! Send the pics to me too!