Boise Foothills WIP

Today I am showing a work in progress that I started yesterday.  I started two new landscapes.   I have the general idea down on canvas, now I need to let this one dry so I can build on the color.  I really love the freeness of painting the foothills and Idaho sky.  I’m lookingContinue reading “Boise Foothills WIP”

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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”

Jeni’s Peaches

I wish I had a better picture of this one!  it’s one of my favorites.  I painted this for my sister and her husband for Christmas and surprised them with it.  I was in such a rush to get it framed and in the mail that I didn’t take any good photos.  I had it framedContinue reading “Jeni’s Peaches”

Boys at the Fair

Last summer I took a million pictures at the county fair and then decided to paint this one.  These two had just bought homemade ice cream and were sitting outside the small animal petting zoo area.  I like their expressions in the picture with one blankly staring and brother pulling a face.  I love the colorsContinue reading “Boys at the Fair”

Kids

  Here are Ethan, Eowyn, and Sammy all together.  Eowyn looks so small compared to the boys.  They will be framed together.  When I paint portraits I try to convey personality through body language and expression.  I also try to make it look like the person.  I’ve found that the better I know a person,Continue reading “Kids”

Ethan is done

12X16 oil on canvas I’m all done with Ethan, Sammy, and Eowyn.  Here is Ethan.  I painted his jeans yesterday and finished this and that.  I’m looking forward to getting Sammy back from the print shop so I can see how the three look together.  With all three together the piece will be 36X16 inches.Continue reading “Ethan is done”

Ethan

Ethan needs some pants.  Yesterday I worked on Ethan’s face, hands, and shirt.  Everything but his pants.  Today I will put some pants on him, although I like the surreal look of having the clouds for pants.  I liked the way the others looked with the clouds coming through too, maybe I will paint anotherContinue reading “Ethan”

Senior Portrait

Last December my friend asked what I was up to with my art and I showed her a few photos of portraits I had just finished.  Later that day she asked if I would paint her daughters portrait before she heads off to college.  I was excited to give it a shot.  I am thrilledContinue reading “Senior Portrait”