New Portrait Study

Working on new painting. This is a study of a model we had during a Justin Hess portrait painting workshop I attended recently. I have been working on refining this study to a more finished portrait, since we didn’t have enough time to do it at the workshop....

Mother and Baby Portrait

The third sitting went faster for another four hours. I’m not a fast painter, as I prefer to take my time in making judgements about the colors and strokes needed to get the effect I want.  Blocked in the background and started to finish off the details of the...

New Pastel Child Portrait

Meet Zeke! This adorable little guy was a lot of fun to do in pastel. This was done from a small photo of Zeke taken by a family friend. I love pudgy little baby hands, so it was fun making his hands look fleshy and cute. The hat has a subtle weave texture. The cell...

Large Oil Portrait Commission

Started an exciting new commission. It is a portrait of a man proposing to a girl in a canyon.  I was really excited by the prospect of doing this painting because it was a challenge, as well as a beautiful image.  Will be trying to make this as three dimensional as...