Now she has hair and shoulders, there’s a little more to do on the hair. Next step is glazing when it dries.
I started this new portrait yesterday. First I sketched in where all the features go then I did a wash with oil paint (I’ve done this technique without a sketch too). Then I wiped back the light areas using a paper towel and sometimes a little turpentine, and painted back in some of the darkContinue reading “Started-wipe back”
Back in the day. I love this picture our school photographer, Mark Honbo, caught. 1993 UC Davis. Go Ags!
12X9 oil on canvas I can tell I’m tired because I can’t remember if I posted the FINAL picture of these two paintings! I recently got Cade back from being scanned at the art print shop. Last month I took in a big bunch of paintings to have photographed so I could have some high qualityContinue reading “Karly and Cade & Spring Break”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”