Lately, I've been doing commissions with symbolism that had to be hinted at, but not in a heavy way. I've been working on this double portrait for a couple celebrating their ten year anniversary -- and it was a surprise for the husband! It's so difficult trying to guess about a person through secretly snapped photos,… Continue reading Process of a Double Portrait
Oil on canvas, 12x12 inches. This is part of my upcoming solo show in April at BAYarts.
Ruud van Empel Dave Cooper Robert John Thorton Julia Geiser Marion Peck Martin Wittfooth Anne Siems
5x7 inches, oil on panel. Stars and stripes, I guess you could say.
5x7 inches, oil on panel. Find her here.
Did I mention I have a new website? Not as fancy as the old one but more functional, all my painting series are divided into better categories: http://www.arabellaproffer.com Here are a little painting (one in a series) in the works for an invite-only event in August.... Also if you would like to get news about… Continue reading Painting With A Small Brush
20x20 inches, oil on canvas. Click image for larger view. I had the sketch for this for many years and finally decided to go at it. She's also now available as a print.
All packed for my week in Orange County (and L.A. for this group show) My husband will have to fend for himself for the first time since my surgery, except now we are in a new apartment; I showed him how the dishwasher works and I hope that's all I need to do. I had… Continue reading More Fuchsia, More I Say!
I've given examples here and here, but there are so many more! It's time again for another installment of 'men I probably would have slept with if I were alive in that century'. Since so many are unknown sitters, I'll just tell you who painted them... Hans Holbein. This sitter needs to lose the hat,… Continue reading Old Portraits of Young Men: Part Three