Still life! Alla Prima Toilet Paper

6X6″ oil on canvas Alla prima seems like such a fancy term to go along with a roll of toilet paper.  But that’s what we have here.  Alla prima is a painting technique used by artists since the beginning of time.  It means wet on wet painting or “first attempt.”  Usually this type of paintingContinue reading “Still life! Alla Prima Toilet Paper”

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Mollie

Need a unique gift idea?  I’d be honored to paint your baby. oil on canvas 5X7″ Little Miss Mollie.  In my opinion this is the sweetest age and such a sweet little face.  A companion post to yesterday’s, this is Josh’s baby sister.  Kamie’s 5th and final baby (I think), she is adored by all.  Kamie hasContinue reading “Mollie”

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”

Ballet 1

Ballet 1 Oil on canvas 36X48″ Last week I got this painting back from Evermore where I had it professionally photographed so I can have a high quality image for my website and also I will have the option of making giclee prints from a high resolution image. Two years ago I sat and watched myContinue reading “Ballet 1”

Academy Girls

  This is a smallish study. 12X16 oil on canvas Last year as I sat and watched a bunch of girls practice for their end of the year performance I took several pictures of the oldest pre professional academy girls.  The way they were all standing around listening to their ballet instructor caught my attention.Continue reading “Academy Girls”

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”