Rainbow Portrait Commission
The process is a lot of fun. I get my paper and inks out, a jar of water, a straw, some salt and then I just play. The straw helps me direct the ink around the page by concentrating the air- making it steerable. It’s a little dizzying. Then I use the references to draw…
The Asheville Airport Art Show Comes Down
I know, I should have made this post when the show went UP so all you fine folks would be sure to spread the word to any travelers that they should swing by the gallery on their way through the airport. Well, better late than never, right? My good friend and muse, Jessica (my…
The Last 5 Portraits of 2013
They’re all in one painting- a commission. It’s a big one on panel. I hope she likes it!
26/52 A Portrait A Week
Another portrait for Ian Wilkinson’s San Luis Valley mural. This is a portrait of Tom Tobin. He was a tracker, adventurer, bounty hunter, and killer of Felipe Espinosa– America’s first serial killer (officially 32 murders have been attributed to him, but it’s suspected he and his brother may have killed up to 60)….
25/52 A Portrait a Week
The other week, I helped Ian Wilkinson with two portraits for his awesome San Luis Valley mural. This portrait is of Epi Archuleyta, an artist from the area. In the background is the unfinished painting of one of her pieces.
Antique Photograph Painting- Queen Bee
I love old photographs from the late 1800s (correct me if I’m wrong on the time period!). I always seek them out on my antique mall and flea market hunts. I’ve collected quite a few at this point and for about 2 years I have wanted to add color paints to them and embellish them in in…
14/52 A Portrait a Week plus Atlanta’s High Museum
First off: A quick sketch of dear Frida as my portrait this week. The weekend before last, Kurt and I headed to Atlanta to see the wonderful exhibit the High Museum has of 120 paintings and drawings by Frida and Diego. It was wonderful! I highly recommend it- even if you’re not sure you are…
10/52 A Portrait a Week and the Art Show!
This portrait started out as a simple oil paint sketch as a guide for more painting later. It sat like this for a few weeks. While I had originally intended to paint it as I normally paint all my paintings, I got a little attached to the sketch. I had started playing around with metallic…
9/52 – A Portrait a Week
I put the brushes down, snapped these pictures on my phone and posted it here. Brand new painting. Hopefully dry in time for the show on Friday. Again- any good ideas for a title?