Double Portrait

I have been chasing this kids face all over the place.  Today I just focused on his eyes to try to get them in the right place and to have the right shape.   Not sure why this one has been so tricky, but it has been.  Gratefully he no longer looks like Michael Jackson,Continue reading “Double Portrait”

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Ruby

Here we have darling Ruby.  Adorable, sweet, charming, huggy, spunky, quick, funny, smart Ruby.  She’s my cousin Heidi’s little girl, Atti’s little sister.  I painted this portrait from a photo my cousin sent me that was taken at a professional modeling shoot.  They had lights on her and fans and her hair was blowing inContinue reading “Ruby”

Baroque Portrait

9X12 oil on canvas In college I loved studying the art from the Baroque period with the dramatic contrast between light and dark and in general all the drama in the images.  So dark and heavy, and a little scary.  This portrait is a nod to that era. Last summer my cousin saw the portraitsContinue reading “Baroque Portrait”

My Favorite Portrait

9X12 oil on canvas This is my favorite quirky little portrait.  If you follow me on any of my social media sites you’ll see that it’s my profile picture.  This is silly little Lady Eowyn.  One day she did her hair up in those twisty pink curlers and wore around a pair of costume glassesContinue reading “My Favorite Portrait”

Custom Portrait/Etsy

I’ve been painting custom portraits and yesterday I took a little leap of faith and put an offer on Etsy to sell custom portraits.  I set up my Etsy shop and will soon be listing some finished pieces and some made to order portraits.  So check it out!  If you have a photo of a child,Continue reading “Custom Portrait/Etsy”

Pre Professional

Yesterday I started this new little painting.  It’s 11X14 oil on canvas.  There are 5 dancers altogether in the painting.  One girl is in there twice from 2 different perspectives.  Last year I took some pictures of a group of the oldest pre professional academy girls at Ballet Idaho who were rehearsing for an endContinue reading “Pre Professional”

Sweet Sixteen

18X24 oil on canvas A very happy birthday to this really incredible girl!  Miss Danielle, the Millwards love you so much. This painting is of my dear running partners daughter.  She looks just like her mom.  Running partners are something special, really good matches don’t come along very often and once you find one it’s likeContinue reading “Sweet Sixteen”