Monday, November 2, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

My Latest...

This is for the Winery Show.. her hair will be grapes.... I was inspired by Marianne McKoveck yesterday when she said ..."if its not fun don't paint it" Thanks Marianne! I ran right home and got started. This is day one:

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Nappannee Apple Fest

I could not resist the two boys walking the fair grounds.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

a bit more tweeking...
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This is for you Debra. I wanted to capture Dawn yet leave a bit of the location. I will bring it to you to see in person.

Stage Two

March Child's Portrait * Stage One

This is my block in on gessoed masonite board.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Grandson started

Block in...

After painting the portrait below I have been working on children ever since. I want to be able to have them look their age. Here is a look at how I messed up a 3 year old the painting makes her look much older. I love the painting for itself and for the learning experience however, I can't wait to start her again with my newly gained knowledge! Look below for more....

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Granddaughter 2009

<--Here is how it starts ...

This is the finish-->

Monday, February 9, 2009

Magic Vase and the Pear

Fruit & Veg on a mirror

Tee Pee Commission

This is a commission for a baby's room. Great Grandma wanted a painting of a tee pee. Not finished.

Commission of a baby's portrait

Since babies do not sit still this was done with a photo taken in the full sun. She is squinting her eyes. I hope I got that !

Study in 3 hours

3 hours with a live model. This was really fun! Intimidating but Fun! I wanted to work on it further at my studio however, my hands were shaking so much the photo I took of the model did not come out (except as a blurr) I did not realize how nervous I must have been, painting with the group at live model night. I was with some very impressive artists!

October Portrait

Hunting for the perfect pumpkin.

My February Portrait

This is my son-in-law Steve. After my 7 year old granddaughter saw this one she wrote a book entitled: "My Artist is my Grandma"

Study of Boy - January 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009