What Does It Mean To Be An Artist?

The definition of an artist is simply someone who creates art or is highly skilled at some activity. Many people enjoy creating art, and might not even think of themselves as an “artist”. They may be hobbyists who have no intention of going through the rigors of...

Memorial Pastel Portrait

Here is the finished pastel portrait. I framed it so it would like nice for the service. This will also serve as the preliminary sketch for the oil painting. In the weeks to come I will document the progress of the oil portrait. It will allow you to see my basic...

Posthumous Portrait in Progress

The mother of a friend passed away suddenly and I was asked to do an emergency portrait for the service. She wanted an oil portrait of her mother, but that would take too long. Since part of the portrait process is to do a preliminary sketch, I offered to do a pastel...

Oil Portrait Commission Finished

New oil portrait finally finished and dry. This 24 x 36 portrait of my friend Barney’s sister took many weeks and layers to get that luminous quality in the skin tones. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to do this, as it is my best work yet. Tell me what you...