Thursday, July 3, 2008

Natalie in Hat

I need to work on the hat some more. Otherwise, I am happy with the likeness.

February Portrait

Oak Park Lady

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Nyla Portrait

Can you send me a picture of Nyla that shows her face better? I have uploaded the one I have and did the best I could with it but I could use a better photo of her to finish this painting.


Day 2 of Tom's Portrait This may Be finished...

I like the lose look of this portrait. I am not sure whether I want to tighten up the eyes a bit more or not. Yes I think I will... :-) Peggy Schumm

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Art by Peggy

Olando Bloom

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Gino Savarino

Hey ! I posted Gino Savarino's Video Bar: Take a look at Gino working!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Why Paint When I have a Camera?

Hi, this is Peggy.
<-------No, not the guy over there! <-----
I am an artist, I am learning. I find painting what I see or imagine a challenge & at the same time I find it relaxing. Crazy? It could be all the lead in the paint. But, for now, I have both my ears. Hours can fly by without once thinking about politics for instance. ;> At the moment I am very interested in painting portraits. I need more subjects/models! I have not gotten up the nerve to just ask someone on the street if I can take their photo to use to paint them. I need the practice!

Here is what I have done so far. I did this last week while he was watching the Bears football game with eyes fixed on the game. This took me a few hours and I have never enjoyed football more than that day!
As you can see I need to get better at taking photos of my art the glare is too much! And that is WHY I paint instead of using a camera.11/7/07

Inspired by Milvi I painted this when I got home with palette knife technique

This was fun! I hope the painting on the wall behind is not too distracting.
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Thursday, May 1, 2008

November Portrait

November Portrait
I painted Santa(Uncle Bill McDonald) as he was on his way out my door. Since this is a busy month for him I had to paint FAST !!! Thanks Santa for letting me paint your portrait during your busy time of year! Oh! don't worry about the raindeer tracks they cleaned up just fine, cannot even tell they were here. :-)

Rough in of Greta's Portrait - April

Stage One - Block In I do like this but if I work it anymore I am just making mud. I will need to wait until it dries a bit before I continue. I was experimenting with different tones.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Side by Side of block ins

Day 2 of Portrait of Danica - color block in

This is the color block in (3 hours) ... try to keep everything as loose and soft as you can, as long as you can...

Friday, March 14, 2008

3 day Watercolor Workshop - May 22, 23 & 24

Joseph Fettingis: May 22, 23 & 24 (3 day workshop) I am announcing this workshop in the newspaper. If you are interested in joining this ws please contact Judy Quinn 847-437-0175 as this one always fills up fast.

Call Judy. See Link Below for Sample of Mr. Fettingis work...

Thank you,
Peggy Schumm

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Danica - first hour of painting Danica's Portrait This will be for April

So far I have made my deadline of one portrait painting a month...

When first starting out, the canvas was covered in burnt umbre, then I rubbed out the light areas with a rag. Next week, I will start painting with color much like the February portrait.

Friday, February 29, 2008

January Portrait

This is a one day shot at painting my Dad in his older years .

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Friday, January 4, 2008


Treat Your Life Like a Painting

Fill the Whole Canvas !