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I am a mother, a grandmother and a contemporary realist painter currently living in Montana. I was encouraged to be an artist when I was younger due to some sad events in my life. Through this experience I started to learn and understand how much of an impact being an artist and the art world in general could have on a person if given a chance. Later, I wanted to be a seascape painter and went to school where I received my Associates in Fine Art/Humanities (2007) and have been able to continue my artistic education through books, the internet and personal experiences. Today I do not just paint the ocean but I paint anything that inspires me. Through my artwork, I want to encourage happy thoughts, happy memories and positive perspectives in order to stimulate a happy heart within my viewer whether it be from a nature scene to something as simple as a favorite coffee cup. - Frankie Stockman 2021

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That painting that breaks your heart

I am taking a break from my painting and thought now would be a perfect time to share some of what I am doing.   


For about three months now I have been working on a double portrait. I am not a strong portrait painter so it has been a little difficult for me and the subject doesn't make it any easier either. It is of my grandparents who I adore and miss. I am a little anxious as well because I fear I will be in the spot light of my whole family and trust me, we have a very big family with a lot of opinions. However the one that I care most for is my grandmother's. My grandfather passed away in 2001. 

One day I am going to paint another portrait of them but at a very large scale. This painting is only 24 x 16. 

The photo of the ear is my grandfathers. I just wanted to show off some of the skin tone. I am proud of the colors that I have come up with. I had a really hard time figuring out what colors to use at first. I worked on an old man painting and the flesh tones came out perfect! However, I couldn't repeat it. Then I was going through some old notes and saw it! I actually wrote down each color and put a little color swatch on the paper next to it. 
I have tried and restarted three different times on three different canvases. 
Here is a photo of all three next to one another just to give you an idea of my struggles. You can see that the painting to the far left is the one I am keeping.  

While painting this painting, I have been brought to tears because of how much I care for and miss these two people.



This photo of my grandma's hair is where I am right now. I am not sure how to clean up the sides of her scalp but I will figure it out.  I will do their glasses and things the very last. So I will keep you updated! :) Thanks for tuning in.    
















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