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”

Fort Bragg Beach Scene

3X5′ oil on canvas I’ve decided to finally come back to this one and finish it.  It’s a big one for me at 3X5 feet.  I worked on this beach scene last summer after our trip to Northern California for spring break.  We like to get together with family and stay at a beach house onContinue reading “Fort Bragg Beach Scene”

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”

Hands

Painting hands is hard.  Much harder than faces for me.  Hands move and change in so many ways and have so many angles.  I find painting them tedious.  Faces are challenging but they turn out beautiful, hands are always just hands, neither here nor there.  Unless you are painting a beautiful ballet dancer, then theyContinue reading “Hands”