Monday, May 13, 2013

Ana Claire and Daddy

I have been wanting to commission a little painting of Ana Claire for a while and decided that a painting would be a great gift for Carter for our wedding anniversary back in April. So I hopped on Etsy and found Colorado artist Laura Prill.  There is a sea of artists on Etsy that will paint family pictures so choosing one was a bit daunting, but one of Laura's painting caught my eye so I contacted her.

We started the process with two photos of Ana Claire (at 2 months) and Carter - I asked Laura to combine the two because I liked Ana Claire's expression in one but wanted to get Carter's profile from the other.

Laura and I went back and forth via Etsy a couple of times...she first showed me a pencil sketch that we slightly tweaked and then she started the painting. She sent me this final watercolor after about a week:

Isn't it sweet? It's prettier in person and Carter loved it. I love the pastels and the little expression in Ana Claire's eyes is priceless. We're planning a wall of family photos at the top of our stairs and this little gem will be the focal point.

Laura was great to work with, so I highly recommend her...check out her Etsy shop here.

In other news, Ana Claire is 5 months old today! Here is the current state of our nugget:

This weekend sitting on daddy's lap

Her "official" 5 month picture

I clearly have terrible photo-taking skills but hopefully her cuteness shines through :) Hope you had a wonderful weekend.


  1. Beautiful painting! She is so sweet. :) Happy five months, little lady!

  2. She is beautiful!!! Happy First Mother's Day to you!!!

  3. so cute!!!!

    zina (

  4. What a sweetie! The painting turned out lovely:)


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