Vintage Pastel Portrait

Here is a new portrait commission that is different from anything I’ve done before. This gentleman always wanted to be depicted like Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca. So my job was to emulate the look of an old forties movie star photograph of a man in a white...

Learn to Paint Like an Old Master

A couple of years ago I had the great pleasure of attending Virgil Elliott’s portrait painting workshop in his art studio. It was a great opportunity to study with an artist who has been described as a “living master”, according to the Art Renewal Center (ARC). Virgil...

Pastel Portrait of Two Women

This is the kind of portrait that I really find satisfying, but challenging. It’s a challenge because a good likeness is crucial and you have to capture their personalities. I worked from two separate source photographs and put them together. I experimented a...