Friday, August 7, 2015

Portrait of my Sister Mandy

Ive started a new portrait, this time my sister posed for me. I asked her to pose because she has natural red hair. These are my color studies. I may carry them further, but these are just guides that Ill use for the final painting which will be about 18X24. I haven't decided yet if I'm going to paint the large painting in oils or watercolors. I may go with watercolors this time. Ive also considered trying Casein paint.

I first did a life drawing, and then did a quick 5X7 color study, (upper right on my board). for the small study I used acrylics on paper.

The larger study, from my life drawing, is 8.5X12 oil on gessoed plywood. Ill likely carry this one a bit further, to establish details, like tree trunks, tree limbs, shrubbery, and plants, ect.. For those details Ill take the painting out in my backyard.

Portrait of Mandy 
8.5X12, Oil on Gessoed Wood

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Colorful Finch Sketch

Colorful Finch Sketch
12X12 Oil on Linen

I really enjoy drawing birds, so Ill definitely be painting more of these in the future. I just started this one, so Ill post more as it progresses.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Portrait of My Cousin Carson Head

Portrait of Paula & Carson Head
9X12, Oil on Linen

Thursday, January 22, 2015

On my Easel

The start of a Portrait of my cousin Carson, and Paula Head.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Baby's Room Art

My sister is having her first baby, and its a boy! I did this quick little painting for her to hang in the baby's room. I hope she likes it.

Friday, November 28, 2014

A Couple of Old Pictures

I found these pictures on my camera today. I painted this awhile ago, and it now hangs in my brothers house.

The first picture was taken before I put the finishing touches on the painting.
 The finished painting,
The Owl and the Chair
11X14, Oil on Linen

Below is a picture of it in its frame.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Merry Christmas 2014

Santa Claus, Up on the House Top
8X10, Watercolor on Paper