This is where the painting begins. The original ultrasound image is the base and the inspiration for the design and style of the painting.
Look close, can you see her? The image of Jillian is cropped to reveal her side profile and arm. Her form is brought out using four color blocked values.
The form of this design is depicted in three colors with a fourth color on the edges of the canvas to tie the painting into the nursery decor. Light sage green, grays and peach create a beautiful and calm color scheme.
The canvas edges stand out with a lively peach color.
Stella's vivid colors and complex edges are grounded with a warm brown outline.
Three values of soft lavender create Cora's form against a neutral background.
Six monochromatic colors in the "Autumn" color palette, used here for Baby Heberlig, are very similar to the neutrals of the original sonogram.
By separating and defining the values, the baby's form becomes more striking and visible here than on the sonogram itself!
Baby Sergio at 27 weeks.
Daddy picked out the style and color palette all on his own to surprise Mom with this special painting for her birthday (Olive color palette in Style B).
A handsome closeup of baby Sergio's face.
Bright greens frame Sergio's face and arm.
Side profile view of her face and body.
Pretty in a custom pink color palette.
A pop of bright orange on the gallery edges of the canvas.
Lucy's sweet sonogram shows her hand and foot.
Lucy in bright, bold, non-traditional colors
Lucy in Style B, showing clean lines of color.
Similar to Style A, this style breaks the sonogram down into three or four flat shape values (colors). The extra values give the design added depth and dimension. This style has clean hard-edged lines and an appearance similar to that of a silkscreen.