December 31, 2010

Claire's Dumbledore Portrait

Since it is the holidays, I thought I would post some photos of a gift I painted for my girlfriend Claire last year.  It was a portrait of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, the greatest headmaster that Hogwarts ever had.  First I bought this old antique gold frame, and then I painted his portrait, using some special "Wizard Paints" that I ordered from a shop in Diagon Alley.

Claire and I were both amazed how well the Wizard Paints worked, because from time to time Dumbledore will get up to visit his other portrait frame in the headmaster's office at hogwarts! 

Claire moved in with me a few months ago, so this painting now rests above the head of our bed.  It's nice to know that Dumbledore is watching over us as we sleep, unless he is away tending to other important matters!

Happy New Years everyone.  Let's hope 2011 is a good one.  I'll do my best to post on here more regularly, so that you don't all have to wait until next winter to see what I've been working on all year.


Anonymous said...

...but how?!?!

Alec Longstreth said...

I don't want to ruin the magic, but get creative! There are a few different ways to make this work. ;)