I was recently commissioned to do a few paintings and despite everything going on, I finished them in-time for all of the holidays! It's still nice to take a break from painting drippy things and test myself with likeness and making a person look as they should. It's also nice when a client lets me… Continue reading A Few Finished Portraits
I recently did these little 8x8" oil on paper portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Akron!
I was asked to do a portrait of my friend's daughter and their two cats, one of whom, was nicknamed "baby horse" because he was so huge! Well, Wally died of old age shortly after I took photos of him for this painting, so I'm glad we got the ball rolling in-time to have this… Continue reading New Painting: Maria and Her Beasts
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
I'll be taking portrait commissions again starting March 25th, but, if you would like to lock something down with me now (Valentine's Day is coming up after all) I suggest you do. Because, at the end of March, my pricing will be going up! I haven't raised my prices in a very long time (7… Continue reading Commissioning A Portrait
A friend and avid collector of mine had me do a portrait of her cat Stella recently. Since the portrait of my now departed Milkshake is no longer for sale, she wanted a little cameo of that painting that Stella would be wearing. Neat huh? I like paintin' kittehs. Lady Stell Belle, 8x10" oil on… Continue reading New Commission, Kitteh!