register now for the
Children's Heirloom Painted Portrait Event
next date announced!
Saturday January 20, 2024
at Bobbie Bush's studio in Lynn, Massachusetts
➡️ One Day Only ⬅️
>> only 8 spots available! <<
Signature Painting, age 4
Petite Painted Portrait, 9 months
✨ Capture Their Innocence ✨
Ask any parent and they will tell you, it all goes too fast. Those days of pure joy, absolute trust and unabashed innocence do not last forever.
Just think about one of those unguarded moments when your child looks up at you with those big beautiful innocent eyes, causing your heart to skip a beat.
Don't let those cherished moments fade.
Capture their beauty and hold onto that memory forever!
Petite Painted Portrait, age 4
✨ Celebrate Their Wonder ✨
Little ones are filled with unbridled joy and never-ending wonder about the world around them. Let's celebrate and capture their imaginations and boundless dreams.
Wouldn't you love to remember this special time of their childhood and re-live the feeling of wonder over and over again?
Here's what's included
in the Children's Painted Portrait Event 🎨
Saturday January 20, 2024
⭐️ A 30 Minute Sitting for One Child
Plenty of time to capture the essence of a young child! Often, the best expressions are captured in the first 5 minutes! (A value of $150.)
⭐️ Design Consultation
Professional advice and guidance on selecting the best choice of wardrobe for your child and be ready for the day.
⭐️ Cinematic Presentation
A cinematic presentation of your portraits with expert guidance on selecting, curating and designing your painted masterpieces.
⭐️ $150 Towards Your Selection
Yes, that's right! You'll receive a bonus $150 credit to apply towards your uniquely painted works of art.
A $300 value for only $75!
Petite Painted Portrait, age 2
Signature Painting, age 2
A painted portrait combines traditional photographic imagery with hand-applied painting artistry. Using a mixed media approach, I blend a variety of mediums, from modern electronic brushes to traditional artists' oil brushes.
The painting commission begins with a photographic reference image (or sometimes a blend of images) and is transformed into a work of art, initially on the computer using electronic brushwork, to re-imagine the original image stroke by stroke, as a hand-painted rendering. Later, the painting is printed onto watercolor paper and/or artists' canvas. The Signature paintings are further enhanced with brush oils, textures and glazes.
There is a $75 reservation to hold your sitting time at the event.
At your Ordering Appointment, you will receive a bonus Studio Credit of $150 to apply towards the purchase of your Portrait Artwork. Prices start at $295 for a photographic finish, $950 for painted portraits on watercolor paper, $1850 for hand-painted portraits on canvas, and are available up to life-size. Payment plans are available.
Children of all ages are welcome. I find the 'sweet spot' ideal age group falls in the 3 to 6 year range while your child is forming his or her distinctive personality and features, yet still has that charming baby face.
I have created paintings of children as young as 6-12 months of age, as long as they are able to sit up independently on their own without any risk of toppling over. Children in the preteen to teenage years are welcome as well.
The Children's Painted Portrait Event is specifically focused on celebrating the individuality and uniqueness of each child, one at a time. It is my belief that each child deserves the attention and spotlight of having their own special portrait, and that one day, their heirloom portrait will follow them years later to a home of their own.
For this event, we will only photograph children one at a time. One registration fee and one time slot for each child.
Parents are welcome to register each of their children individually to participate one at a time in the event (each in a separate time slot), or they may opt to focus on scheduling just the oldest child now, and let the younger ones come back at another time when they reach the same age.
If you are interested in a group portrait for your children, we can certainly arrange a custom portrait sitting for you on another date. Feel free to set up a consultation by calling Bobbie at 978-744-6918, or emailing email@example.com.
I advise my clients to think 'Classic' or 'Traditional'.
Clients who prefer formal attire for their child, will have their child wearing their 'Sunday best' or how they might dress up for a family wedding event.
For girls, there's nothing better than a classic party dress, or a simple white or pastel colored summer dress. The best dresses are ones that are a solid color and have fabric that falls gently from their bodies and have a little room to fan out so they can sit comfortably. I generally recommend avoiding patterns or busy designs.
For boys, I often find a solid colored oxford shirt is perfect (no stripes, checks or plaids). You can easily add a classic sports coat over the button down shirt. And if bow ties are your look, then let's do it.
I've also had clients who have chosen to design their painting by dressing their child in the traditional clothing of their culture and heritage, whether it is beautiful silks, wraps or saris.
In our initial phone call, let's discover which clothing best suits your child!
1) This event celebrates each child individually. 2) You will receive a bonus portrait credit of $150 for registering for this event. In total, you'll receive a value of $300 for only $75... for a savings of $225. 3) You'll have a treasured heirloom that builds self-esteem in your child!
⬇️ Watch the video of Bobbie working behind the scenes ⬇️
Worth Every Penny!
"I came across Bobbie and the paintings that she creates and fell in love! I knew right away this is what would show him how special he is to me. When the painting arrived, he jumped up and down screaming "It is ME! It is James! Worth every penny spent! Thank you Bobbie for melting my heart with this beautiful painting."