Karly and Cade & Spring Break

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”

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Little Sisters Birthday Party

16X24 oil on canvas This cool and handsome dude is my nephew Josh.  He is at the same time the most amazing and goofiest kid I know.  These Millwards over here think you are the best Josh.  A while back I told him that I wanted to paint his portrait and all in one motionContinue reading “Little Sisters Birthday Party”

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”

Plein Air

oil on canvas 11X14 In the fall of 2015 just as the leaves were starting to change color I took a Plein Air painting class with a local Plein Air group taught by Geoff Krueger.  Geoff is a fantastic landscape artist and paints the most wonderful trees, riverscapes, foothills, oceanscapes, etc.  This class was heldContinue reading “Plein Air”

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”

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”